As we kick start 2020, a lot of buzz is going in the automotive market in India. In a few days we will see the 2020 Auto Expo and following with it is the implementation of the BS 6 norms. With so many changes and updates coming into the Indian automotive market.
Let's have a look at the best cars in the MPV segment.
1 . Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6
Maruti Suzuki took the MPV segment in India by the storm with the launch of the Ertiga. With this, the Indian manufacturers managed to scoop up the space for the consumers who were looking out for an affordable family car. Powering the Ertiga is an option of a petrol and diesel engine and it also gets an automatic transmission as an option. Recently Maruti Suzuki got in the facelift model for this MPV and also brought in many new modern features and technology. In addition to this the Indian car manufacturer also launched the XL6 which is the six seater premium version of the Ertiga. The XL6 comes with captain seats, is offered with a sporty and beefed up look and gets luxury touches in the cabin as well.
2 . Toyota Innova Crysta
The MPV segment in India is dominated by Toyota with the launch of the Innova. Toyota had introduced this MPV back in 2004 while replacing the Qualis. Since thenm it has been one of the most loved cars in the Indian market. In all these years, Toyota is has just got in two minor and one major facelift for the innova. With the latest iteration, the MPV is now known as the Innovca Crysta and it comes loaded with alot of creature comfort features, modern look and design. Toyota has taken care for both private users and taxi aggregators in providing both comfort and a spacious cabin.
3. Renault Triber
Some days ago, Renault launched the BS 6 compliant Triber in the Indian market. As compared to the previous model, the 2020triberis offered with a price hike of Rs 4000 in the base variants and a hike of Rs 25,000 on the top trim level. The Triber is a sub four meter compact MPV and Reanult has developed the tribe on the CMF-A platform which is shared with its hatchback siblings. Powering the Triber is a BS6 Complaint 1.0 litre petrol engine and it is matted with a five speed manual transmission. Later this year,it is expected that Renault will update the Triber with an AMT unit and there is a possibility of a powerful turbocharged petrol engine as well.
4. Mahindra Marazzo
In 2018 Mahindra launched the Marazzo showcasing the shark inspired design language. Mahindra developed the Marazzo on a completely new platform and with its pricing and features it sits perfectly in between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta. The Marazzo is offered in both seven seater and eight seater options but it is powered only with a single diesel engine. It is speculated that the BS 6 Compliant version of the Marazzo could showcase a petrol mill along with an automatic transmission that was missing when it was launched.
5. Mercedes Benz V-Class
Mercedes Benz V-Class is the first MPV to be launched in India by the German luxury car manufacturer. This luxury MPV is available in two variants and both of them have been loaded with premium creature comfort features and tonne of luxury. This MPV comes with pilot seats that can be configured according to the customers requirements. And just as we can imagine it does come loaded with modern technology and the top notch features that you will be expecting from the three pointing stars.
6. Kia Carnival
The upcoming and the most anticipated Kia Carnival will be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo. The bookings have already begun with a token amount of Rs 1 lakh and on the first day itself Kia received around 1410 bookings. Kia will be launching the carnival in 7 seater, 8 seater and 9 seater seat configurations. The Carnival will be brought into India via the CKD route which will place this MPV on the costlier side when compared to the Toyota Innova Crysta. Once launched the Kia Carnival will not only compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta it will also give a tough competition to the Mercedes Benz V-Class.