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6 New Game-Changing 7 Seater Cars Launching Soon for India!

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Jeep Meridian Facelift

  • Exterior Design changes will include front and rear bumper changes, Radar Module on the lower air intake, and tweaked connected tail-lamps.
  • Interiors will more or less look the same except it may get new upholstery for the cabin, and sliding 2nd row seats.
  • Dimensions will be more or less the same.
  • Engine Options: 2.0 L Diesel (172 BHP, 350 NM) (6 Speed MT, 9 Speed AT)
  • New Features: Powered Captain Seats (2nd Row), Heated Seats, ADAS Level 2, and more.
  • Expected Price: Rs. 34 – Rs. 40 L
  • Expected Launch: September – October 2024

Hyundai Alcazar Facelift

  • Exterior Design changes include new front fascia similar to new Creta, new alloy wheels, headlamps, connected tail-lamps inspired from Palisade, and updated bumpers.
  • Interior will closely resemble the new Creta while also having Palisade-inspired elements.
  • Based on Hyundai-Kia K2 Platform.
  • Dimensions will see slight increase in Length, Width, and Height.
  • Engine Options:
    • 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine (157.57 BHP, 253 NM) [6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DCT]
    • 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine (113.98 BHP, 250 NM) [6 Speed MT / AT]
  • Features: New Co-Passenger Powered Seats, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Powered Tailgate, Level 2 ADAS with 19 Features.
  • Expected Price: Rs. 17 – Rs. 22 Lakh
  • Expected Launch: September 2024
  • Rivals: Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus, Kia Carens

Kia Carnival Facelift

  • Exterior Design changes new “Tiger” front grille with chrome inserts and surrounds, dual-function big LED DRLs placed within the vertically-positioned LED headlamps, skid plates at front and rear, new 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel options, functional roof rails on top, rear gets new connected tail-lamps, huge rear windshield, roof spoiler, and flat tail-gate.
  • Interior features seamless integrated dual 12.3-inch displays, new dual-tone upholstery for the cabin, sunshades for all rows, new redesigned centre console like round dial for drive shift, next to 2 cupholders, buttons behind it for ventilated, and other functions, wireless charging pad in front of drive shift, flight seats in second-row, captain seats option for third row, and bench seats in 4th row.
  • Built on Hyundai-Kia N3 Platform
  • Dimensions will be more or less the same.
  • Engine Options:
    • 2.2 L Diesel (197.2. BHP, 440 NM) (8 Speed AT)
    • 1.6 L Turbo Petrol Hybrid (177.5 BHP, 264.7 NM – Petrol; 72.41 BHP, 304 NM – Hybrid) (6 Speed AT)
  • Features: 8 Airbags, Heated and Ventilated Seats, Level 2 ADAS, Heads-up Display, Dual Sunroof, E-ride, E-Handling, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, KRELL Premium Sound System, and so much more.
  • Expected Price: Rs. 30 – Rs. 45 L
  • Expected Launch: Second Half of 2024

Kia Carens Facelift

  • Exterior Design changes include Kia EV5-inspired design like C-shaped LED DRLs and Tail-lamps, both connected by a light bar, new front fascia, radar module on lower air intake grille and camera module on top windshield, new bumpers, new design for 18-inch wheels, etc.
  • Interior changes may include new dual free-standing 10.25-inch displays – similar to Seltos, new theme for the dashboard, new upholstery options for the cabin, panoramic sunroof on top, redesigned centre console, and more.
  • Dimensions will be more or less the same.
  • Engine Specs:
    • 1.5 L Turbo Petrol Engine (158 BHP, 253 NM) (6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DCT)
    • 1.5 L Diesel Engine (114 BHP, 250 NM) (6 Speed MT / IMT / AT)
  • New Features: 360 Surround View Camera, Powered Front Seat, Sequential Indicators, One touch up/down for all windows, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Level 2 ADAS and more.
  • Expected Pricing: Rs. 11 – Rs. 20 L
  • Expected Launch: Late 2024
  • Rivals: Maruti Suzuki XL6, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV700 (7-Seater)

New-Gen Toyota Fortuner

  • Exterior will see new Front Fascia, new Headlamps, DRLs, & connected Tail-Lamps; new sets of alloy wheels, and updated new bumpers.
  • Interiors will undergo major changes like redesigned dashboard to accommodate new 10.25-inch infotainment, new 4-spoke steering wheel, new digital instrument cluster, seat upholstery, and captain seats.
  • Based on Toyota’s TNGA-C Platform.
  • Dimensions of the New Fortuner will increase by few Millimetres (MM’s).
  • Engine Options:
    • 2.8 L 4 Cylinder Diesel Mild-Hybrid Engine (201 BHP / 500 NM) [6 Speed MT / AT]
    • 2.7 L 4 Cylinder Petrol Mild-Hybrid Engine (165 BHP / 280 NM) [6 Speed MT / AT]
  • Features: Level 2 ADAS, Powered Tailgate, Ventilated Seats, 360 Surround View Camera, Hill Descent Control, Ottoman Seats, and so much more.
  • Expected Price: Rs. 35 – Rs. 53 Lakh
  • Expected Launch: 2025
  • Rivals: Upcoming MG Gloster Facelift, Updated Jeep Meridian, Upcoming New Skoda Kodiaq and Ford Endeavour.

Toyota Hyryder-based 7 Seater SUV

  • Exterior design will have close resemblance with the UC Hyryder like tweaked front and rear profile.
  • Interior design will look identical to other models such as UC Hyryder, Glanza, etc.
  • Likely to receive new 10.25-inch Infotainment System and 10.25-inch Instrument Cluster.
  • Will be based on Global C Platform, also known as the Suzuki HEARTECT platform.
  • Dimensions will be close to 4.6 Meters in Length while sporting a 2.7 Meters Wheelbase.
  • Engine Options:
    • 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine (172.99 BHP, 209 NM) [6 Speed MT / AT Gearbox]
    • 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Petrol Hybrid Engine (183.72 BHP, 206 NM) [eCVT Gearbox]
  • Will Boast New Features Such as Level 2 ADAS, Powered Front Seats, Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold, Powered Tailgate, and Dual-zone Climate Control.
  • Expected Price: Rs. 15 – Rs. 22 Lakh
  • Expected Launch: 2025
  • Rivals: Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar
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