Top 5 Upcoming 7-Seater Hybrid SUVs Launching In India

These are the top 5 Upcoming 7-seater Hybrid SUVs launching in India soon

With stricter emission standards and a growing focus on improving overall efficiency, hybrid powertrains are taking centre stage in the automotive industry. These hybrid SUVs will offer more performance, quietness and comfort while emitting low carbon in the atmosphere. They are poised as an efficient alternative to regular SUVs. In this article, we’ll talk about the 5 upcoming 7-seater Hybrid SUVs launching soon in India.

1. Toyota Fortuner Hybrid

Top 5 Upcoming 7-Seater Hybrid SUVs Launching In India
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Toyota is set to introduce a mild-hybrid 48-volt diesel version of the Hilux in global markets. This hybrid technology is expected to make its way into the upcoming Fortuner full-size SUV as well. While the next-generation Fortuner may still be some time away, the mild-hybrid version is likely to debut in the existing model, offering improved fuel efficiency.

2. 7-Seater Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Top 5 Upcoming 7-Seater Hybrid SUVs Launching In India
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In late 2024 or early 2025, Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch a three-row variant of the Grand Vitara. This midsize SUV will compete against models like the MG Hector Plus, the Hyundai Alcazar, which is due for a facelift, and the Tata Safari. While there might be minor exterior and interior changes to differentiate the three-row SUV from its five-seater counterpart the powertrain lineup is expected to be carried over.

3. Nissan X-Trail

Top 5 Upcoming 7-Seater Hybrid SUVs Launching In India
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The Nissan X-Trail has been spotted testing on Indian roads and is set to make its debut in the Indian market next year. It will compete with models like the Skoda Kushaq, VW Tiguan, and Jeep Meridian. The X-Trail could be offered with a 161 bhp mild-hybrid turbo-petrol engine or a more powerful 201 bhp e-Power strong hybrid engine upon its arrival.

4. Volkswagen Tayron

Top 5 Upcoming 7-Seater Hybrid SUVs Launching In India
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Volkswagen is planning to introduce the seven-seater VW Tayron in India possibly through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route with local assembly. The launch is scheduled for 2025 and it will share the same platform as the latest global Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Tiguan. In international markets, the Tayron is available with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol or a 2.0-litre diesel engine, both equipped with 48V mild-hybrid technology. Additionally, a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) variant is offered in two states of tune with an electric-only range of over 100 Km.

5. Toyota Corolla Cross 7-Seater

Top 5 Upcoming 7-Seater Hybrid SUVs Launching In India
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Toyota is in the process of developing a seven-seater SUV based on the global Corolla Cross. This SUV is expected to be the inaugural product from a new manufacturing plant set to open in 2026. It will share the TNGA-C platform with the localized Innova Hycross and is likely to feature the same 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre strong hybrid petrol engines as the MPV.

Summary

These upcoming 7-seater SUVs with hybrid powertrains promise to cater to the evolving automotive landscape in India and will meet both emission standards and the growing demand for more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly options.

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