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Best 7 Seater Cars in India 2021

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 Hexa

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Tata motors almost reinvented itself and reimage itself as one of the most successful automakers in modern time, especially in 2021. 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 Innova

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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.

Mahindra Marazzo

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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

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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.

Prince Harry Received Exclusive Opportunity to Meet the New 2020 Land Rover Defender

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Since the royal family recently got a new member, we believe Prince Harry will have to buy a new car that will meet all the needs of his family. Simply, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex got their first son and no doubt they need a safe and reliable vehicle that will be able to transport them wherever they want.

Prince Harry recently visited an event called Invictus Games 2020 in Holland. Since he is a member of the British Royal Family and everything is exclusive about them, Prince also had an exclusive opportunity to find out the features of the new Land Rover Defender that is still not on sale and which we believe would be ideal for a safe of little Archie while traveling.

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The Land Rover Defender has a great tradition because this model has begun its long history as early as 1948, as the original Series 1. One information that will surely be of interest to all car enthusiasts is the release date as well as the price of the upcoming Land Rover machine. Well, we can say that it will first be available on the market in the United Kingdom from 2020. Also, we must say that its price will be around £40,000 and that its production will take place in the factory of the British manufacturer in Slovakia.

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However, even though this car is still not available on the market, we think it could become one of the machines in the collection of the royal family, especially of Prince Harry. First of all, the Land Rover Defender is SUV, which means it is capable of fighting with different terrains. Therefore, this four-wheel drive vehicle is fairly safe and reliable for the transport of the most valuable thing the Prince has, and this is certainly his newborn son Archie and his wife Meghan Markle.

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However, why the Prince came to the Invictus Games in The Hague and got an exclusive opportunity to meet the latest vehicle by Land Rover? Simply, he is the patron of this event, so it was logical for the Duke of Sussex to be present. In that way, he showed respect for the greatest car manufacturer in the United Kingdom.

So, as we said earlier, Defender is the successor to the iconic model that has a long history and roots yet from the year of 1948. Then, the legendary 4X4 Land Rover was introduced. Except for Prince Harry now had the opportunity to get meet with the new SUV, there are still some connections between the Defender and the royal family. For example, did you know that Defender is one of the most favorite vehicles of Her Majesty, as witnessed by numerous photographs?

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At the event attended by Prince Harry, Land Rover introduced the Defender prototype that will reach the market in less than a year. Also, during this period, Jaguar Land Rover Challenge will be organized, in which Invictus Games participants will have the opportunity to officially be one of the first people in the world to have the opportunity to drive this machine.

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However, quite shocking news recently published by Land Rover is that the production of the new model will take place in a plant in Slovakia, and not in the UK as everyone expected.

After this decision by the British producer, many people thought that Brexit was the cause of such a controversial decision, however, it was denied.

The aforementioned long tradition and history of one of the most popular models in the United Kingdom began not far from Birmingham, in the Solihull factory belonging to the Jaguar Land Rover. Previous defender models were named Land Rover Series 1 and 2, which later changed to 90 and later on 110.

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However, the leading people of Jaguar Land Rover felt that it was time for a change and to move the manufacturing process in their new plant in Nitra, Slovakia whose building cost a huge £1billion. As for the numbers of this factory, it has an area of 30,000 square meters as the ability to produce even more than 150,000 cars annually.

Prince Harry has shot a few days ago next to the last generation Defender whose production was ended in the year of 2016 when he told the public and the media that his first son was born. On several occasions, we had the opportunity to see the Prince in the vehicles produced by Jaguar Land Rover, for example, at his wedding day which happened last year when, together with Meghan Markle, he was an E-Type Jaguar, which is an electric vehicle. It is also important to note that all JLR vehicles produced after 2020 will have a fully electric, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid version.

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As for the Invictus Games, this was the fifth event in Zuiderpark, and Jaguar Land Rover participated as a Presenting Partner. In addition to Prince, the exclusive right to learn more about the new Defender was also Jack Pastor who won the gold medal at Invictus Games. We have to say that Invictus Games are dedicated primarily to people who have been injured in some way or have invalidity from serving the country in war, so that everyone present had the opportunity to see some of the new technologies designed especially for them, such as mobility doors.

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It is expected that around 500 competitors from 19 different countries will participate in the next year’s event. Invictus Games 2021 should be held in the period from 9 to 16 May.