Entry-level MPVs in NepalPosted On: May 17, 2022 By : Shuva Raj Khatri
Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs) are considered great family cars. They are different from SUVs mainly in terms of their body type, size, and drive system. MPVs are built like a van and they tend to be front-wheel drive vehicles. They usually have large interiors that offer three-row seats and they can accommodate five to eight persons (depending on seating configuration). The second- and third-row seats are usually foldable, in order to provide ample storage spaces.
Even though Nepali roads are often dominated by compact SUVs or hatchbacks, there are a fair amount of MPVs that have garnered enough attention from Nepalis. Brands like Renault, Maruti Suzuki, BYD, and Mahindra have been offering their entry-level MPV models in Nepal.
The Triber was introduced in Nepal in January 2020, as a five-seater MPV. Later, the company launched models with six/seven-seat configurations. The compact MPV is four metres long and offers seven seating configurations, leaving 84 litres of boot space, which is expandable to 625 litres (with folded 3rd row seats).
Powering the MPV is a 1.0L, VVT engine that is mated to either a five-speed manual or Easy-R automatic transmission.
Among the MPV’s notable features are its easy fix seats, LED instrument cluster, twin AC vents, a 8-inch touchscreen ‘Media Nav Evolution’ system (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), climate control, tilt-steering wheel, seat height adjust, power windows, powered ORVMs, and rear defogger.
|Engine||1.0L, 3-cylinder, VVT, MPI|
|Transmission||5-speed MT or Easy-R AMT|
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||40|
|ARAI Mileage (kmpl)||18-19|
|Seating capacity||5 or 7|
|Ground clearance (mm)||182|
|Boot space (l)||84 (expandable to 625)|
Renault Triber price in Nepal
|Triber models||Price in Nepal|
|RXE||Rs 29.99 lakh|
|RXL||Rs 30.99 lakh|
|RXT||Rs 33.09 lakh|
|RXZ||Rs 35.09 lakh|
|RXZ DT||Rs 35.49 lakh|
|RXZ DT AMT||Rs 36.99 lakh|
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The Ertiga is Maruti Suzuki’s first MPV in Nepal. The seven-seater MPV is powered by a K15B smart hybrid engine that is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The seven-seater MPV comes with a 209 litres of boot space, which can be expanded to 803 litres (upon folding the second- and third-row seats).
The Ertiga comes with some notable features such as remote keyless entry, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, third-row seats with 50:50 split and recline, second-row 60:40 split seats, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, central locking, and reverse parking sensor.
|Engine||K15B smart hybrid|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||45|
|ARAI Mileage (kmpl)||19.01|
|Ground clearance (mm)||185|
|Boot space (l)||209 (expandable to 803)|
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga price in Nepal
|Ertiga models||Price in Nepal|
|Ertiga VXI||Rs 42.29 lakh|
|Ertiga ZXI+||Rs 46.29 lakh|
Maruti Suzuki XL6
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 was launched in Nepal in 2019. The MPV–which is based on its elder sibling, the Ertiga–gets the same K15B smart hybrid engine, and along with its five-speed manual transmission, it comes with a four-speed automatic transmission as well.
Among its notable features are third-row seats with 50:50 split and recline, second-row captain seats with one-touch recline and slide, power steering, front power windows, remote keyless entry, automatic AC, electrically adjustable ORVMs, automatic headlamps, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP (automatic variants only), and rear parking camera.
|Engine||K15B smart hybrid|
|Transmission||5 MT or 4 AT|
|Drivetrain||Forward wheel drive|
|Fuel tank capacity (l)||45|
|ARAI mileage (kmpl)||19.01 (MT) or 17.99 (AT)|
|Ground clearance (mm)||180|
|Boot space (l)||209 (expandable to 692)|
Maruti Suzuki XL6 price in Nepal
|XL6 models||Price in Nepal|
|Zeta||Rs 48.29 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs 49.29 lakh|
New BYD E6
The new BYD E6 is one of the most successful MPV models in Nepal, largely due to its all-electric powertrain, bigger battery range, and spacious interiors. The EV is equipped with a Blade battery (LFP) and an AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, which work together to generate a power of 94 hp and a torque of 180 Nm.
It takes approximately 12 hours to charge the E6 via a standard household charger, but a 60 kW DC fast charger will do the work in just 1.5 hours. On a single charge, the EV boasts a maximum range of 522 km, according to WLTP.
Among its key features are a 10.1-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment system, six-way adjustable front seats, remote control door lock, automatic AC, rear AC vents, ABS with ESP, vehicle dynamic control system, and traction-control system. The five-seater MPV comes with 580 litres of boot space.
|Battery||71.7 kWh Blade battery (LFP)|
|Charging time||12 hours via 6.6 kW charger|
1 hour 30 minutes via 60 kW DC CCS2 charger
2 hours via 40 kW AC type 2 charger
|Ground clearance (mm)||175|
|Boot capacity (L)||580|
BYD new E6 price in Nepal
|BYD E6||Rs 57.50 lakh|
The Mahindra Marazzo debuted in Nepal in 2019. The MPV is powered by a 1.5L diesel engine–mated to a six-speed manual transmission–that generates 121 bhp of power and a torque of 300 Nm.
Currently, the Marazzo is available in only one variant–the M6–which comes with an eight-seat (2+3+3) configuration.The vehicle boasts 190 litres of boot space with all rows up, which can be further expanded to 1055 litres (with folded second- and third-row seats). Furthermore, the front-wheel drive vehicle gets a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres, and it provides an average mileage of 17.3 kmpl.
|Fuel tank capacity (l)||45|
|ARAI Mileage (kmpl)||17.3|
|Seating capacity||8 (2+3+3)|
|Ground clearance (mm)||200|
|Boot space (l)||190 (expandable to 1055)|
Mahindra Marazzo price in Nepal
|Mahindra model||Price in Nepal|
|Marazzo M6||Rs 58.20 lakh|