While the Indian car market is known to be a hub for small cars, there are a handful of models that offer a 7-seater layout for in the interior. In fact, there has been a slight growth in the popularity of these models in the last few years. In case you have been looking for a decent 7-seater model, we have compiled a list of 10 top 7 seater cars in India from various segments of the market.
1. Toyota Innova Crysta
The Toyota Innova Crysta is easily the favourite MPV of the entire nation. It’s comfortable, powerful, feature-laden, and looks great, too. More than anything else, it is highly reliable and hence, enjoys a great demand in both new and used car markets.
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The second-generation Toyota Fortuner is another hot-selling model from the Japanese carmaker. It looks great, has a bold stance, powerful engines, and a luxurious cabin. It’s even very capable off the road. Like the Crysta, the Fortuner is ultra-reliable and enjoys a great demand in both new and used car markets.
The Mahindra TUV300 isn’t anywhere as polished as, say, the Hyundai Venue or even the Mahindra XUV300. However, it is a good option for those who have been looking for a rugged compact SUV that is easy to buy, run, and maintain. In fact, it is among the only few models in its price segment that can offer 7 seats. It is available in both manual and AMT models.
The Mahindra Scorpio is among the most recognized faces of the UV market and has impressed many with its rugged and reliable nature, butch looks, and high affordability. Also, the SUV has been in the market for long enough to be available in both new and used car markets.
The hot-selling Mahindra XUV500 is spacious, powerful, and has a high street presence. It has a powerful diesel engine and even an optional 4WD system. The XUV500 has been around for a while now and is easily available in the used car market.
The Renault Triber is the latest model in its carmaker’s lineup for India. The new model is a sub-4-meter offering that rivals models like the Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 on the pricing front. However, a clear advantage it has over its rivals is the 7-seater layout and many flexible-seating options. Plus, the cabin is highly practical and has many storage spaces. The Triber shares its 1.0-litre engine and CMF-A platform with the Kwid but looks much more modern and upmarket.
The second-gen Maruti Ertiga has not only carried forward the legacy of its predecessor but has even managed to shatter many sales records. it’s well-priced, reliable, comes with fuel-efficient engines, and is even available with an automatic transmission option for the petrol engine variant.
The design of the Mahindra Marazzo is claimed to take inspiration from the ‘shark’. It is built on a one-of-a-kind platform that combines ladder-frame chassis with a transversely-mounted engine. Its 1.5-litre diesel engine is a modern unit that is shared with the Mahindra XUV300.
The Audi Q7 is a highly luxurious model that offers seven seats and a very plush cabin. It even comes with powerful engine options and a capable four-wheel-drive system that helps this luxo-barge make short work of the toughest of the obstacles.
The last car on our list is the BMW X5, which is a highly luxurious and capable off-roader that can seat up to 7 occupants in great comfort. It comes with powerful engine options and to most, looks hotter than the Audi Q7. Also, as it has been around for a pretty long time now, it’s easy to find this vehicle in the used car market.
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