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Innova Diesel Bookings Halted | Go for These MUVs Instead!

We have seen some new MUVs in the market, like Carens. But don’t have any worthy replacement for these gems such as Innova. Toyota has halted bookings for the Innova Crysta diesel variants due to high demands. They confirmed the development and said that this decision was taken concerning the waiting period. Let’s look at some leftover options in the market:


Tata Safari Dark Edition

Considering a spacious 7-seater with a similar price range, we have the Tata Safari as the first candidate on our list. Although this is not a MUV, this SUV holds the legacy of the Safari brand name. It is powered by a diesel engine but a FWD drivetrain.

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The 2.0-litre diesel engine makes 170hp & 350Nm torque with a fuel efficiency of around 14-16kmpl depending on the variant. It is available with both 6 & 7- seater layouts with captain seats depending on the variant. It has a price range from ₹15.35 – 23.56 lakhs ex-showroom. Tata also launched a Jet version of its SUVs recently with cosmetic upgrades.


Scorpio N

Mahindra has just launched a new generation with significant upgrades as Scorpio-N. This is another SUV with a great fan following throughout the country. It offers both petrol & diesel powertrains with an offroading version as well as AWD.

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The diesel engine churns out up to 175hp & 400Nm torque depending on the variant. It is available in a 7-seater layout, but it is available with a 9-seater layout with the Scorpio Classic. This Scorpio-N is available from ₹11.99-19.19 lakhs ex-showroom.


2021 Mahindra XUV700
2021 Mahindra XUV700

The next car on our list is another SUV. The Indian market is significantly drifting towards SUVs & MUVs, and XUV700 is another worthy option to consider. Both Scorpio-N & XUV700 were incredibly hyped before the launch, and this SUV offers more with similar powertrains as above and tech.

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This was the first car in the segment to offer safety features such as ADAS, and it got a 5-star safety rating after the Global NCAP test. It is available in 6 & 7-seater layouts with a price range of 13.18-19.14 lakhs ex-showroom.



This was Hyundai’s attempt to enter the MUV & SUV market; Alcazar was their second 7-seater in India after the Santafe launched back in time. It is like the 7-seater version of the Creta with the same diesel engine & derivative design.

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The 1.5-litre diesel engine churns out 115hp & 250Nm torque with a fuel efficiency of around 18kmpl. It is equipped with features such as a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It has a price range from ₹15.89-20.25 lakhs ex-showroom.


Kia Carens launch
Kia Carens launch

The last candidate on our list is a recent MUV in the market with a massive waiting period due to high demand. Some people might call it the 7-seater version of the Seltos, but Kia set this car to compete with the segment king Ertiga.

Also Read: Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta | The Perfect 7 Seater?

It is available with both petrol & diesel options, and the diesel engine makes 115hp & 250Nm torque as the Alcazar mentioned above. It offers a similar package when it comes to features such as Kia connect but has a price range from ₹9.59-16.59 lakhs ex-showroom.

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While none of these cars can truly replace the Innova, but the legend will return to the market with respective hybrid updates. What do you think about the upcoming Innova?

Yuvam Gupta
Yuvam Gupta
Mechatronics Engineer in the making | Automobile enthusiast | Creating revving content | Living life 1/4 mile at a time | Always hustling for skills, experience, and knowledge.


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