As we know, India always had the image of an ancient land that takes pride in its unique traditional values and culture. Also, we know that India has always been a land which consists of huge families. Not too long ago, there was a time when Indian families had ten members. Today, the situation is somewhat different, because parents decided that having 10+ children could potentially introduce them to economic and health problems, so they limited themselves to about six or seven children per family. Around that time, there were no cars who had enough seats for all of the family members. So, the car manufacturers needed to find a certain way to satisfy these needs.
Today, Indian car manufacturers found a way to make vehicles that could have seven people inside them at once. This type of vehicles is called MPV, or multi-purpose vehicles. They were created in order to satisfy all the needs of an average Indian family. In the last ten years, the Indian market is literally flooded with multi-purpose vehicles. Plus, ten years ago, you had a handful of MPV manufacturers. Now, there is a plethora of them, especially for the Indian market. So, now you have many options to choose from when looking for the perfect MPV for you. All of the multi-purpose vehicles are available within all price ranges. So, in order to help you choose the best one, we created a list of the best 7-seat cars you can find on the Indian market.
Tata motors almost reinvented itself and reimage itself as one of the most successful automakers in modern time, especially in 2020. Originally, Hexa was launched by tata om 2016, which was based on the new design philosophy and it is much better than Indica and Aria, older models of Tata. Surely, this is the version of tata you can heavily rely on. The sound system in the car features an audio system of 10 speaker JBL, which is controlled by a somewhat small touch screen interface, which is only 5 inches long.
When it comes to safety features, we can say that this MUV has a standard six dual-airbags and ABS. The third row is roomy and spacious when compared to the other is the segment in terms of space. The XE base variant of this seven-seat car is producing 400 nm and 154 hp. The engines are somewhat efficient with their mileage of 17.6 kmpl. This car is very comfortable and soft, and it is unlike any Tata vehicle you have ever drive and seen before.
Toyota has been the champion of MKV production fore more than a decade. Their most popular multi-purpose vehicle is Toyota Innova. This is a car with the most class and is equipped with a very powerful engine. Also, Toyota Innova is like a comfortable, plush seven-seater sofa, which can take people on long and short drives as well. The original vehicle was powered by a 2.5-liter engine which churned out 200 nm of torque and 101 bhp of power. Plus, it has a five-speed gearbox with the engine and smooth shifts.
Even though this vehicle is pretty large in size and bulk, the Toyota Innova is not very susceptible for too many vertical pitch or body roll. It features three rows of air condition vents which are there to ensure that all three rows of passengers experience the breezy comfort throughout the summer heat, which is pretty common in some parts of India. Despite all the changes and updates, this vehicle has suffered since the original vehicle, in the end, Toyota finally decided that should choose Innova Crysta renovation.
This vehicle is known for its powerful engine who runs on diesel which is used in many powerful vehicles like XUV500 and Scorpio. Having them tested and tried, they proved comfortable and reliable, so it is surprising that seven-seat car`s manufacturers decide that they want to include them in the construction of the car. It is powered by two engines, and both of them are run on diesel. The first is 2.2L mDI CRD (218 nm, 94 bhp) and 2.5L mHawk (280 nm, 118 bhp).
The wishbone, double, front suspension and the beam twist setup on the rear is one of the best Mahindra vehicles so far. It has very comfortable seats, and the ample space is translating into a pleasant experience even when the drive is occurring above the bumpy roads. Furthermore, this car comes with a certain lifestyle and safety features. You can find features like dual airbags, EBD, ABS, and wheel disc brakes. Rear air-con and a responsive seven-inch interior offer the possibility of putting sensors and cameras in the car.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Ertiga from Suzuki looks like a car you can see at Mamaji and the Ritz. It is based on the Swift, extended platform, Maruti calls Ertiga the first tryst among MPV. In the last decade, Maruti has come a long way in terms of design and engine on the top of the MPV list. In the beginning, some people joked that it looks like a car that is perfect for kidnapping. Maruti comes in two power options 1.3L diesel (200 nm, 89bhp) and 1.4L petrol (130 nm, 94 bhp). It feels like the petrol variant is somewhat smoother than those other two, but the diesel looks like a better option when it comes to the economic factor.
This was the first vehicle on this list of our that has a sport-like lightweight chassis, which makes this car negligible to body roll and highly drivable than other 7-seat cars you can find in India. Its a-pillar can take some time until you get used to it, but it has to be considered how it obstructs the view sometimes. This is a very good-looking MPV, which can become even better after some adjustments are made in the middle row. This can make a certain amount of extra space for passengers’ seats in the third row. Plus, you only need to add India friendly tag to the Maruti, and the competition has the reason to be nervous.