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Upcoming 7-Seater Cars In 2024 - Alcazar Facelift, XUV.e8 And More | V3Cars

Check out all the upcoming 7-seater cars in 2024 from manufacturers like Hyundai, Tata and others. This upcoming cars in 2024 article includes the Alcazar facelift, C3 Aircross EV, Enyaq EV, and more.

Upcoming 7 Seater Cars In 2024

1. Hyundai Alcazar Facelift

Alcazar Facelift

After introducing the Creta facelift in India in January 2024, Hyundai are likely to launch its 7-seater sibling, the Alcazar facelift, next. Hyundai officials told V3Cars the Alcazar facelift will have a different design to the Creta 2024. 

The Alcazar that is currently on sale features the same front end as the pre-facelift Creta save for minor changes like a chrome studded grille. The side profile of both SUVs are largely the same up to the B-pillar. The real difference between the 2 SUVs are in their wheelbase and rear design. The Alcazar gets a wheelbase of 2760mm over the Creta’s 2610mm to accommodate the 3rd-row seats. It also features a unique rear end with an upright tailgate and larger tail lamps than the Creta. While the design of the Alcazar is set for a major overhaul, the dimensions could remain in the same ballpark with a length of 4500mm, width of 1790mm, and a height of 1675mm.

We expect the Alcazar facelift to retain its current set of engine and transmission options. The Alcazar is currently offered with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine options.

Hyundai Alcazar Facelift To Look Different From Creta 2024

2. Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus

Bolero Neo

The Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus, set to replace the discontinued TUV300 Plus, was launched as an ambulance in September 2023. The passenger version of the Bolero Neo Plus is likely to launch in May 2024, featuring a larger 2.2-litre diesel engine and a starting price around Rs. 12.0 lakh.

Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus Ambulance Launched  

3. Mahindra XUV.e8

XUV e8

Various spy shots of the XUV e8 over the past year have revealed its design details such as the full-width LED DRL with horizontal elements at the corners of the front bumper, vertically stacked LED projector headlamps with ice cube shaped LED fog lamps, and an enclosed front grille. The side profile and the rear are likely to be similar to the XUV700 as the test mule features the same silhouette and LED tail lamps as the ICE-powered SUV. The production-spec XUV.e8 is expected to offer aero wheels and bronze accents all around.

The XUV.e8 or XUV700 electric is based on Mahindra’s new INGLO platform. It is likely to be powered by BYD’s prismatic blade cell batteries, with capacities ranging from 60kWh to 80kWh depending on the variant. Reports suggest the XUV.e8 could be offered with the option of a single electric motor at the rear axle and dual electric motors at either axle for all-wheel drive capabilities. The XUV.e8 is likely to offer a power output ranging between 227PS to 345PS, a real-world range of over 400km on a single charge, and should be capable of hitting a top speed of 200kmph. Find out more about the XUV e8 below.

Upcoming Mahindra XUV e8 Spied Inside-Out - Expected Price And Rivals

4. Kia Carnival (KA4)

Carnival KA4

Kia showcased the new Carnival MPV with the KA4 moniker at the 2023 Auto Expo. A few months later, the Carnival facelift was launched in select global markets and it was spied testing in India multiple times. The new Carnival adopts a more boxy, SUV-ish design language compared to its predecessor’s van-like design. The boxy design should appeal to a lot more customers when the D2-segment MPV goes on sale in September 2024. You can learn more about the Kia Carnival facelift by clicking the link below.

Kia Carnival Facelift Caught Testing In India

5. Kia EV9

EV9

The Kia EV9 is currently Kia’s flagship electric vehicle in global markets. The EV9 was showcased in its concept form at the 2023 Auto Expo and is currently on sale in the US. The 3-row electric SUV is similar in size to the Kia Telluride and it is expected to cost between Rs. 70.0 lakh - Rs. 80.0 lakh in India.

Based on the same eGMP platform as other Kia and Hyundai EVs, the new EV9 is offered with 3 powertrain options. The entry-level RWD (rear-wheel-drive) variant comes with a 76.1kWh battery pack and offers 215PS of power and a driving range of 358km. The RWD Long Range variant gets a larger 99.8kWh battery back that offers a claimed range of 541km per charge. Last but not least, the All Wheel Drive variant comes with a 99.8kWh battery and puts out a combined power output of 385PS and 600Nm of torque. It does the 0-100kmph sprint in 6 seconds. The AWD variant also gets an optional Boost feature for extra power and a reduced 0-100kmph time of 5.3 seconds.

When launched, the Kia EV9 will rival luxury electric SUVs, such as the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback and Jaguar I-Pace. However, while the aforementioned cars only feature 2-row seating, the Kia EV9 will offer 3 rows of seats.

Kia EV9 Spotted Testing In India For The First Time

6. Citroen C3 Aircross EV

Citroen C3 Aircross EV

Citroen India are likely to launch the electrified version of the C3 Aircross in the first half of 2024. The C1-segment SUV is likely to feature a larger battery and a more powerful electric motor than the eC3 SUV. For reference, the eC3 is powered by a 29.2kWh battery pack and a single electric motor at the front axle that puts out 57PS of power and 143Nm of torque. While the eC3 offers a claimed range of 320km, expect the ec3 Aircross to offer close to 400km per charge. When launched, the C3 Aircross EV will compete with the upcoming Tata Curvv EV and Hyundai Creta EV, albeit with a lower price tag.

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7. 2024 Toyota Fortuner

2024 Fortuner GR SPort

In August 2023, the Thai-spec Fortuner received an update that packed more features and a more powerful diesel engine than before. For example, the base-spec Fortuner in the Thai market received new features like a wireless phone charger, 360-degree parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), blind spot monitoring system and rear cross traffic alert.

Meanwhile, the Legender variant received new features like a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist. 

Last but not least, the Fortuner GR Sport variant received a more powerful 2.8L turbo diesel engine that produces 224PS of power and 550Nm of torque, which is 20PS and 50Nm more than the Legender. We expect Toyota to launch the updated Fortuner and Legender in India by mid-2024.

8. Force Gurkha 5 Door

Force Gurkha 5 Door

Like the Thar, the Gurkha is also set to receive an extra set of doors and a longer wheelbase to offer seating for 7 or more passengers. A test mule of the Gurkha 5 Door was spotted recently alongside the Gurkha 3 Door and both feature the same front and rear design. Apart from the obvious increase in length, the Gurkha 5 Door we spotted featured 17-inch alloy wheels while the Gurkha 3 Door comes with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.

The latest spy shots suggest that both SUVs will share the same dashboard layout, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, manual AC, and 4x4 High and 4x4 Low levers on the centre console. Apart from a bench seat for 2nd row passengers, the Gurkha 5 Door will also offer side-facing 3rd row seats, taking its total seating capacity to 7 passengers.

Production-Ready Force Gurkha 5 Door Spotted – Exclusive

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikil Jonathan

Nikil's a huge fan of classic cars, especially Italian beauties such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint and the Iso Grifo. His love for cars and bikes originated when he first laid his eyes on a poster of the Ferrari F40 and the MV Agusta F4 when he was just a child. He also loves all things analogue, especially vintage cameras and turntables.

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