Isuzu Motors India is planning to launch a new 7-seater MPV to rival the popular Toyota Innova within two years. The Japanese automaker has codenamed the premium MPV as the RU30. This MPV is slated for a 2016 festive period launch, and the production for the same is expected to begin in October 2016.
Isuzu will build the RU30 MPV at their manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, where they plan to invest Rs. 3,000 crore to set up a manufacturing facility. The company also plans to locally manufacture the D-Max pick-up truck and MU7 SUV in India. The company plans to produce 40,000 units of the MPV and 20,000 units of the pick-up trucks in the near future.
The RU30 MPV will be ready by the time Toyota gears up to launch the next-generation Innova in 2016. Also, the new Xylo-U421 will be in the final development stages by then.
Source – Economic Times