Top 10 MPV/MUVs in India

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The vast Indian auto market accounts for a variety of automobile segments, such as hatchbacks, sedans and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). Among these body configurations are the Multi Purpose Vehicles, also referred to as Multi Utility Vehicles (MUV). Over the years, the MPV segment has slowly gained prominence among prospective buyers. These cars are not only used for carrying passengers but are also of great commercial significance. The consumers have a penchant for such MUVs mainly because they are efficient on both performance and mileage scale. Furthermore, such cars offer the passengers with all the necessary features along with extra legroom and spacious boot for luggage storage. Numerable Indian and global car makers are present in this segment with their creations and have also been quite successful. If one considers about all the aspects of a good MPV, then categorising the top 10 MPVs in India isn't an uphill task.

  1. On first position is the king of MUVs – Toyota Innova – the iconic car of the Japanese auto giant. This car has been present in the country for over 10 years and is available in both petrol and diesel guise. Between the price bracket of Rs. 9.50 lakh – Rs. 15 lakh, Toyota Innova offers a unique sense of comfort to its occupants.

    1) Toyota Innova
    1) Toyota Innova
  2. Next in line is Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which is available in a diesel, petrol and CNG trim. With a 1.3-litre diesel and 1.4-litre petrol mill, this MPV is compact yet powerful on roads and also delivers a commendable fuel economy statistic. Its top-end models are packed with safety features of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist. The car falls in the range of Rs. 5.75 Lakh – Rs. 9 Lakh.

    2) Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
    2) Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
  1. Then comes the car of the home-grown auto maker – Mahindra Xylo, which sports a heavy capacity diesel engine options of 2.2-litre and 2.5-litre. Notably, this car is also available with a 9-seat arrangement option and all its variants offer spacious leg and shoulder room to its occupants. In a range of Rs. 7.30 lakh -  Rs. 10.70 lakh, Mahindra Xylo is an efficient performer.

    3) Mahindra Xylo
    3) Mahindra Xylo
  1. Ashok Leyland Stile was launched last year and much to the surprise of the company, this car has done pretty well in the auto market. The car is incorporated with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which generates a power output of 75 bhp with a peak torque of 185 nm. The 8-seater car is available in the country between the range of Rs. 7.50 Lakh – Rs. 9.50 Lakh.

    4) Ashok Leyland Stile
    4) Ashok Leyland Stile
  1. The Japanese car maker's entry in the MPV segment was marked by Nissan Evalia. This car is available in only a diesel trim with a 1.5-litre capacity engine, which is able to churn out 88 bhp with a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The car offers ample legroom and luggage space and is a decent buy in the range of Rs. 8.60 Lakh – Rs. 10.80 Lakh.

    5) Nissan Evalia
    5) Nissan Evalia
  2. Tata Aria is priced at Rs. 9.90 Lakh – Rs. 14.80 Lakh, and at such a cost it comes packed with modish features designed to keep the passengers content. Its 2.2-litre diesel engine is available with a manual as well as automatic transmission option, which leaves the buyers to chose from a 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.

    6) Tata Aria
    6) Tata Aria
  3. Tata Sumo Grande is another legendary MPV of the Indian car maker and has been present in the market since almost 2 decades. This car has not lost its charm till date and within the price of Rs. 7.20 lakh – Rs. 9.10 lakh, it is still a favourable choice for the concerned buyers.

    7) Tata Sumo Grande
    7) Tata Sumo Grande
  1. Chevrolet Tavera is available with the option of a standard 8 and an extra 10 seats. With a 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre diesel engine option, this car has been the stallion of the American car maker.

    8) Chevrolet Tavera
    8) Chevrolet Tavera
  1. Another MPV from the American auto giant is the Chevrolet Enjoy, a stylish car with oodles of space and features. It has an ARAI tested mileage of almost 18.5 kmpl and is available in the price bracket of Rs. 5.50 Lakh – Rs. 8.50 Lakh.

    9) Chevrolet Enjoy
    9) Chevrolet Enjoy
  2. For the luxury aficionados, Mercedes-Benz B-class brings ample amount of luxury and style. Available in a 1.6-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel trims (both automatic), this car is loaded with features, which keeps the occupants entertained during the entire journey. Prices are steep at Rs. 26.80 lakh – Rs. 28 lakh.
    10) Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    10) Mercedes-Benz B-Class
     

 

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