List of upcoming MPV in India 2015
An MPV or a Multi Purpose Vehicle fits perfectly into the Indian philosophy of ‘More for less’. For the price of a mid-size sedan, you get more passenger space, more interior space, more luggage space and more air conditioning vents too. To top it all, more often than not, you also get a powerful engine, befitting of a large car. They’re perfect for large families, people whose households are frequented by guests a bit too often, people who need to haul large amounts of luggage every once in a while and also, people who want to cram as many people as they can into a single vehicle and get them to school or work or just simply for anyone looking for a good, comfortable self-driven mode of transportation. The MPV ticks all the right boxes viz. space, comfort, value for money and features. They are almost all the car one could possibly need. Almost. Sure, they have a few issues like size and appearance, and the fact that most of them, especially when in white, look like taxis, but still, they manage to do complete justice to the term Multi-Purpose Vehicle. 2015 will witness the launch of at least two new MPVs among other facelifts and updates to existing ones. Here’s a our list of upcoming MPV in India 2015
Based on the Datsun GO hatchback this MPV isn’t all that big in size. In fact, its under 4 meters in length which means lower taxes but also less space. The third row is small, barely usable and would not fit two full sized adults, at least not in comfort. You can use it for seating children or luggage though. Only the rear is different due to the increased dimensions but otherwise It looks exactly like the hatchback from the front. The launch is just around the corner and will take place on 15th January. The trump card of the Datsun GO+ will be its pricing which is expected to start from around Rs. 4 lakhs making it very good value for money.
- Estimated Price: Rs. 4-6 lakhs
- Launch Date: 15th January
- Engine: 1.2 litre petrol
- Competition: Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio
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Renault will be borrowing another car from sister company Dacia’s stable for sale in India and this time it will be the Lodgy MPV. The 7 seater will be rebadged as a Renault for our market much like the Duster and the Logan and will be launching in the first half of 2015. The MPV is 4.5 meters in length which is the same as the Innova but it will be priced closer to the Ertiga making it look like fantastic value for money on paper at least. Some buyers might find the looks a but boxy but the Lodgy has been designed this was to maximise interior space which promises to be class leading. The car will share its powertrain and other components with the Duster so expect the same K9K 1.5 litre diesel with 85bhp and a 1.6 litre petrol under the hood. The 110bhp version of the diesel might be available at a later stage as well. Renault has added enough chrome to the India spec Lodgy to make it look attractive to the Indian audience and the car shouldn’t have any trouble finding buyers in the country.
- Estimated Price: Rs. 8-11 lakhs
- Launch Date: Q1 2105
- Engine: 1.5 litre Diesel, 1.6 litre Petrol
- Competition: Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio
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MARUTI ERTIGA FACELIFT
Maruti looks all set to the give the Ertiga its first update since its launch. Spy shots of the updated MPV have already been doing rounds and a launch should take place soon. No major changes are expected to be seen on the facelift with minor styling tweaks such as refreshed grille, redesigned bumpers, new fog lamp housing and new alloy wheels. According to reports the facelifted Ertiga will be available with an AMT automatic gearbox and a 112 PS 1.6 litre Multijet diesel could also be added to the existing line up of 1.4 litre K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engines. The Ertiga MPV is already a popular vehicle in its segment and these changes will only enhance its appeal and help sales even further
- Estimated Price: Rs. 7-9 lakhs
- Launch Date: Q1 2015
- Engines: 1.4litre petrol, 1.3 litre diesel, 1.6 litre diesel(rumored)
- Competition: Honda Mobilio, Renault Lodgy
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So which one of these upcoming MPV in India 2015 interests you the most or which one are you waiting for? Let us know by replying in the comments section below.