Multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are a class of vehicles that are equipped with multiple features. The word MPV comes from Multi-Purpose Vehicle as it is designed to cater to the needs of various people. In modern times, cars are becoming more specialized and MPVs help in carrying more passengers or goods. These cars are also safer and more comfortable to travel in. They’re also more fuel efficient than regular cars. Here is a list of the best MPVs in India.
* Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
One of the top family-friendly MPVs available is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The Japanese manufacturer’s 7-seater MPV provides sedan-like comfort while driving and fuel efficiency comparable to hatchbacks. A naturally aspirated 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine powers the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. 103.25 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque are produced by this engine. A 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic torque converter transmission are available as options.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has a good selection of features, including air-cooled cup holders, AC vents on all three rows, an 8-touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, automatic climate control, and many more. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga starts at a price of Rs. 7.96 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
* Kia Carens
The Kia Carens MPVs are a great choice for those who want a small crossover. These cars have been in existence since 2011 and were first introduced under the name of the Hyundai Eon. The car is powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine producing a maximum power of 75 hp at 6000 rpm and peak torque at 4000 rpm. The car comes equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The car has a total length of 4,850 mm and a total width of 1,955 mm. The height of this car stands at 1,470mm. The wheelbase of the car measures 2.730 meters. The car has a weight of 1,400kg.
The car has a gas tank capacity of 20 liters. The car has a seating capacity of five people. Its list of amenities also includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen entertainment system that is wirelessly compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, a digital driver’s display, and linked car technology. Additionally, it has a single-pane sunroof, ventilated front seats, and ambient lighting in 64 different colors. The Kia Carens start at Rs 9.99 lakh in price (ex-showroom, India).
* Maruti Suzuki XL6
In essence, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 is an Ertiga with a new design. Everything that the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga offers is available in the 6-seater MPV, plus it has a somewhat more robust and upscale appearance. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 includes a number of amenities as standard equipment, including roof rails, a one-touch recline, captain seats for the middle row, and an 8-touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, normally aspirated petrol engine that powers the Maruti Suzuki XL6 produces 103.25 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic torque converter transmission are available as options. The Maruti Suzuki XL6’s base “Zeta” variant is priced at Rs 9.98 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
* Toyota Innova Crysta
A vehicle like the Toyota Innova Crysta cannot be judged just by its brochure. A fully-rounded MPV with a solid reputation for never breaking down, the Toyota Innova does everything well. In terms of features, the Innova Crysta pretty much has everything you could possibly want in an MPV, including leather seats, one-touch reclining seats for the second row, and an 8-touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Toyota Innova Crysta has numerous safety features, such as Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and 7 airbags.
There are two different engine options available to power the Toyota Innova Crysta. The 2.0-liter gasoline engine produces 163.60 horsepower, compared to the popular 2.4-liter diesel engine’s 147.51 bhp. Beginning with Rs 16.77 lakh, the Toyota Innova Crysta is priced (ex-showroom, India).
* Kia Carnival
The only MPV on this list with six captain seats is the Kia Carnival, a respectable MPV with a broad list of features. In addition, the Kia Carnival comes with a wide range of seating options. The Kia Carnival is offered in 8-seater, 9-seater, and 7-seat VIP seating configurations, according to the company’s official website. The Kia Carnival is a sizable MPV that includes amenities like a dual sunroof, 3-zone climate control, air purifier, touchscreen infotainment system, linked vehicle technologies, and many more.
A 2.2-liter diesel engine with 198 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque powers the Kia Carnival. 8-speed automatic transmission is the default transmission for this powerplant. The Kia Carnival is priced starting at Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
* Mahindra Marazzo
If you need a roomy 7-seater MPV for family needs, the Mahindra Marazzo is an excellent option. The Mahindra Marazzo, like any modern car, is loaded with goodies including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, fog lamps with cornering lighting, longitudinally-mounted roof AC with diffuse mode, eco driving mode, steering mounted controls, and many more.
Along with a long list of additional safety features, the Mahindra Marazzo includes dual airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, ISOFIX child seat fixings, a rear camera, side-impact beams, and many more. The 1.5-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that powers the Mahindra Marazzo produces 120.96 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. Beginning with Rs. 12.42 lakh, the Mahindra Marzzo is priced (ex-showroom, India)
* Toyota Vellfire
The phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” perfectly describes the Toyota Vellfire. The Toyota Vellfire’s interiors compete with the likes of private aircraft despite its van-like exterior. Anyone seeking a business-class experience when traveling might choose the Toyota Vellfire.
The Toyota Vellfire comes with amenities like Nappa leather inside, motorized captain chairs in the second row, ambient lighting with 16 colors, 3-zone temperature control, an electronic parking brake, twin sunroofs, and many more. Two electric motors and a 2.5-liter petrol engine with 115 horsepower power the Toyota Vellfire. The cost of the Toyota Vellfire is Rs. 89.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).