The 7-seater car segment is gaining favor and market share in the country with several affordable options.
The 7-seater cars/ MPV segment has been a roaring success in the Indian market. Witnessing a double digit growth every quarter, this segment has become the customers favorite. These cars offer its customers a spacious cabin with good boot space, practicality and road presence, making them highly suitable for large Indian families. In the coming months, automakers plan to launch new 7-seater family cars in the country. Despite the planned launches, the 7-seater family car segment contains options ranging from the affordable Renault Triber to the luxurious Kia Carnival and now even the Innova Hycross. The Best 7-seater cars boast spacious front two rows with a third row of seats usable in the long journey.
In the blog, we discuss the best 7-seater new cars in India.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
One of the best 7-seater cars is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. One of the top-selling MPVs in the country, the model comes with a 1.5-liter Dualjet petrol engine. The transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Also, there is a CNG bi-fuel option with only a manual gearbox. The new 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga price begins from Rs 8.35 lakh, with the top-end VXI AT getting a tag of Rs 10.99 lakh. Both prices are (ex-showroom, India).
Prices for the new Renault Triber base model start at Rs 5.3 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and go on to Rs 7.65 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the top-end RXZ AMT. With its four seating modes, spacious cabin, and affordable pricing, the Triber is an excellent choice for the best family car tag. Under the hood, a one-liter, naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine delivers 71bhp of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by the five-speed manual or the five-speed AMT.
Toyota Innova Crysta
The Toyota Innova Crysta is a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) that replaced Innova. At the time of launch, The MPV came with both petrol and diesel powertrains, but the manufacturer has ceased the diesel trims bookings. Available in the price range of Rs. 18.09 – 23.83 Lakh (ex-showroom, India), the MPV makes the list of the Best 7-seater cars in India. With the anticipated launch of the Toyota Innova Hycross in the coming days, the 7-seater family car options become stronger and more varied than ever. The new Innova Hycross is expected to be sold in the price bracket of Rs 17 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) and will retail alongside the existing Innova Crysta.
From 2023, customers can also opt for the more luxurious Toyota Innova Hycross which offers more powerful and efficient powertrain option along with a more premium, luxurious and tech-loaded cabin. Currently prices for the new model are awaited, but we expect the car to cost in the ballpark of Rs 25 lakh.
Hyundai made its first foray into the growing 7-seater cars with the Alcazar. Also, the Hyundai Alcazar is one of the few three-row SUVs available under Rs 20 lakh in the country. Based on the Creta model, the SUV is one of the best 7-seater cars in India. The Hyundai Alcazar SUV comes with 2.0-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engines. The former delivers 157 bhp of maximum power and 191 Nm of peak torque, while the latter churns out 113 bhp of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both engines come paired with the transmission options of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The Hyundai Alcazar sold in the price bracket of Rs 15.89 to 20.25 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
On November 23, 2022, Maruti Suzuki introduced the all-new Eeco 2022 in India at a starting price of Rs 5.10 lakh (ex-showroom). Under the hood, the new 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine comes with a Dual Jet Dual VVT technology. One of the best mileage 7-seater cars, the Eeco petrol model gives 20.20kmpl fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the CNG-powered Eeco gives up to 27.05 km per kg mileage.
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