Anticipated Launches: 7-Seater SUVs to Look Forward to in India

As the year comes to a close, most car manufacturers in India have already unveiled their new models and are gearing up for the upcoming year. India’s SUV market continues to thrive, and car enthusiasts can expect some exciting launches in the seven-seater segment in 2022. Here, we have curated a list of five highly anticipated seven-seater SUVs that are expected to hit the Indian market next year.

1. Nissan X-Trail
Nissan is all set to introduce the all-new X-Trail in India. This 7-seater SUV will compete with the likes of MG Gloster and Toyota Fortuner in its segment. Internationally available in both 5 and 7-seater configurations, the X-Trail is likely to launch its hybrid version in India. The SUV is expected to come with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine.

2. Alcazar Facelift
Hyundai’s Alcazar, an extended version of the Creta, will receive a facelift in 2022. The Alcazar has garnered attention for its features and comfortable interiors. The facelift version is likely to sport changes such as a redesigned grille, LED DRLs, and revised bumpers. It will continue to offer the same engine options of a 1.5-liter turbo petrol and 1.5-liter turbo diesel.

3. Thar 5-door
Mahindra enthusiasts can look forward to the Thar 5-door variant next year. The test mules have hinted at the possibility of a third-row seat in the SUV. The Thar 5-door will be available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. Mahindra will offer a 2.0-liter turbo petrol and 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine options, with different tuning from its 3-door counterpart.

4. Force Gurkha 5-door
Force Motors is set to launch a 5-door version of their 4×4 SUV, the Gurkha. This version will come with a longer wheelbase and three-row seating, making it more spacious for larger families. The SUV is expected to retain the Mercedes-sourced 2.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, offering a 5-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel-drive system as standard.

5. Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus
Mahindra will expand its Bolero series with the launch of the Bolero Neo Plus. This extended three-row version will feature a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, generating 120 Ps and 280 Nm of torque. The Bolero Neo Plus will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

With these new launches in the pipeline, car enthusiasts can expect a thrilling year ahead for the seven-seater SUV segment. Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting models!


1. When will the Nissan X-Trail be launched in India?

The Nissan X-Trail is expected to be launched in India next year.

2. What engine options will be available in the Alcazar facelift?

The Alcazar facelift will continue to offer the same engine options of a 1.5-liter turbo petrol and 1.5-liter turbo diesel.

3. Will the Mahindra Thar 5-door have a third-row seat?

Recent test mules of the Thar 5-door have hinted at the possibility of a third-row seat.

4. What engine options will the Bolero Neo Plus have?

The Bolero Neo Plus will be powered by a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine.

5. When can we expect the launch of the Force Gurkha 5-door?

The Force Gurkha 5-door is expected to be launched next year.