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Each MPV you should buy in India | Autocar India

Written by Raghav

The checklist begins with the common-or-garden Renault Triber and goes as much as the massive and splendid Toyota Vellfire.

Revealed On Sep 08, 2022 08:00:00 AM

MPVs could not have the attraction of SUVs which have excessive floor clearance and a commanding driving place; however they nonetheless make for very sensible automobiles for giant households, or if you must ferry round a big group of individuals. Whereas not as many as SUV choices, there are at present 9 fashions of this physique sort unfold throughout a really huge worth vary in our market. We check out all of the MPVs that you could at present purchase within the nation.

1. Renault Triber

Worth: Rs 5.92 lakh-8.52 lakh (ex-showroom)

With the discontinuation of the Datsun Go+, the Renault Triber is at present probably the most reasonably priced MPV within the nation and the one one that matches the sub-4m class. Regardless of its measurement, the Triber can surprisingly seat seven folks in cheap consolation. It additionally scores excessive when it comes to storage areas and flexibility with its seating configurations because the third-row cut up seats are detachable.

The Triber is powered by a 72hp, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that additionally does responsibility on the Kiger, and is obtainable with 5-speed handbook or AMT gearboxes. The engine and the AMT gearbox are the one let downs on the Triber because it feels meek particularly below full load. This will possible be resolved with the long-awaited turbo-petrol engine, though there’s nonetheless no official phrase on when that would see a market launch.

You may verify our overview of the Renault Triber right here, or watch our video.

2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Worth: Rs 8.Four lakh-12.79 lakh (ex-showroom)

The Ertiga, for the longest time, has been the no-nonsense alternative for consumers in search of a spacious seven-seater household car. It’s received a snug experience, has a vastly sensible cabin, is straightforward to reside with and provides nice worth for cash. It’s also the one MPV that you could at present purchase with a factory-fitted CNG package, which makes it an awesome alternative for fleet operators.

The Ertiga was not too long ago up to date with the brand new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, mild-hybrid engine that produces 103hp with petrol and 87hp with CNG. It additionally obtained minor beauty updates and a brand new 6-speed torque converter automated gearbox. The Ertiga could lack some niceties, but it surely delivers all that’s anticipated of it at a extremely nice worth.

You may verify our overview of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga right here, or watch our video.

3. Maruti Suzuki XL6

Worth: Rs 11.29 lakh-14.55 lakh (ex-showroom)

The XL6 is a extra premium various to the Ertiga that solely is available in a 6-seater configuration with captain seats within the center row. The brand new XL6 additionally will get a number of function additions over the Ertiga – ventilated entrance seats, 360-deg digicam, full-LED headlights – that make it an total higher package deal. The strengths of house and luxury proceed right here as nicely.

The XL6 is powered by the identical 103hp, 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine because the Ertiga, but it surely doesn’t get the CNG possibility. Nevertheless, costs for the top-end mannequin are relatively costly, particularly when seen in context of the Kia Carens which is much more premium and 

You may verify our overview of the Maruti Suzuki XL6 right here, or watch our video.

4. Kia Carens

Worth: Rs 9.60 lakh-17.70 lakh (ex-showroom)

The Carens is a three-row car that is primarily based on the 5-seater Seltos, with an extended wheelbase. The Carens’ third row scores large on house and luxury, and the remainder of the cabin could be very well-appointed too. Actually, the Carens has probably the most premium and feature-loaded cabin of any MPV within the sub-Rs 20 lakh worth vary. 

With 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines and a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, and several other gearbox choices, there’s a model to fulfil each sort of want. It’s also simple to drive and cozy to be pushed in. The Carens can be priced fairly aggressively, subsequently, providing good worth for what it’s. 

You may verify our overview of Kia Carens right here, or watch our video.

5. Mahindra Marazzo

Worth: Rs 13.17 lakh-15.44 lakh (ex-showroom)

The Marazzo, when it launched in 2018, was the one bridge between the Maruti Ertiga at one finish and the pricier Toyota Innova Crysta on the different. Though a bit dear for its age, particularly in context of its a lot newer rivals, the Marazzo stays an underrated MPV that impresses with its refinement and house.

It hasn’t offered as many because it ought to have, but it surely’s a well-rounded package deal that’s snug and simple to drive, is decently nicely geared up and being primarily based on a body-on-frame chassis, feels strong as nicely. It is also one of many solely two choices if you’re in search of a diesel MPV within the sub-Rs 20 lakh vary, though the only 123hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine feels underpowered.

You may verify our overview of Mahindra Marazzo right here, or watch our video.

6. Toyota Innova Crysta

Worth – Rs 17.86 lakh-23.83 (petrol-only, ex-showroom) 

The Innova Crysta has been the benchmark within the MPV section for each fleet and personal consumers for years now. It’s famend for its spacious cabin, robust engines, well-appointed inside and naturally, the reliability that comes with the Toyota badge. It additionally has the excellence of being the one rear-wheel drive MPV on sale in India. 

The Innova Crysta, nevertheless, has gotten pricier through the years and doesn’t come throughout as the perfect worth for cash providing. It is out there with both a 166hp, 2.7-litre petrol engine or a 150hp, 2.4-litre diesel engine. Toyota has at present paused bookings on diesel variants of the Innova Crysta citing excessive demand, though it’s anticipated to be introduced again someday early subsequent yr.

Toyota can be gearing up for debut of the next-gen Innova later this yr. It’s a whole departure from the present mannequin, extra about which you’ll learn right here.

7. BYD e6

Worth: begins from Rs 29.15 lakh (ex-showroom)

Chinese language carmaker BYD debuted in India with the all-electric e6 MPV final yr, but it surely was made out there just for fleet operators. It is solely not too long ago that BYD made it out there for personal consumers, making it the primary and solely all-electric MPV in India. The BYD e6 is, nevertheless, solely a five-seater MPV, however the upside of that could be a big cargo house on the rear.

The spotlight of the e6 is its claimed vary. On a single cost, BYD claims a mixed WLTC vary of 415km – to not be confused with the extra rigorous WLTP take a look at cycle. It will get a front-axle mounted 95hp electrical motor that pulls energy from a 71.7kWh battery pack. The e6, nevertheless, misses out on options similar to wi-fi charger, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay assist and related automotive tech, that’s anticipated at this worth level, even for EVs.

You may verify our overview of the BYD e6 right here, or watch our video.

8. Kia Carnival

Worth: Rs 30.99 lakh-35.49 lakh (ex-showroom)

Sitting on the premium finish of the MPV section, the Carnival shouldn’t be a hardy workhorse just like the Innova Crysta, but it surely differentiates itself by delivering an upmarket expertise that may even give entry-level luxurious vehicles a run for his or her cash. High-end fashions are notably well-equipped and it additionally provides a number of seating configuration that features 7-, 8- and 9-seat layouts.

The Carnival is powered by a sole 200hp, 2.2-litre diesel engine that solely comes mated to an 8-speed automated gearbox. It’s received a 13.9kpl ARAI-rated gas financial system. The Carnival is large and cumbersome within the metropolis, however in the event you aren’t the one driving it, it’s an absolute deal with. It additionally makes for an awesome lengthy distance cruiser out on the freeway. 

You may verify our overview of the Kia Carnival right here, or watch our video.

9. Toyota Vellfire

Worth: Rs 92.60 lakh (ex-showroom)

The Toyota Vellfire is the at present the costliest and most luxurious MPV on sale in India. It could look like some huge cash to shell out on an MPV – not to mention one from Toyota – however the luxurious quotient, house and luxury provided on this physique sort is unmatched by even many German luxurious vehicles and SUVs in an analogous worth vary.

The Vellfire additionally distinguishes itself with a petrol-hybrid powertrain that mixes a 150hp, 2.5-litre petrol engine with a 143hp, electrical motor on the entrance axle, driving the entrance wheels through an e-CVT. There’s additionally a 67hp electrical motor on the rear axle, giving it an electrical four-wheel drive system.

You may verify our overview of the Toyota Vellfire right here, or watch our video.

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