The speech of freedom in the lyrics of the song,”Guarantee” from the movie “Into the wild” explain the irony of life with words like “On bended knees is no way to be free…”
Do you feel the same?
The itch in the heart to explore the unknown, to go beyond the horizons of urban human settlement is the lust we all aspire to. Cars are the modern day chariots of people to drive through unknown paths and find solace. The overall expansion of the thought around the idea of traveling has a lot to do with the availability of the vehicle which is capable of doing so.
The segment of the vehicle which is also known as MPVs or Multi-purpose Utility Vehicles provide the ease of comfort and space within the vehicle so that more than 4 people can commute together. All of us cherish the times we spent humming our favourite lyrics while cruising down our favourite patch of road with family and friends. This is where the usability of 7 seater cars comes in to picture. These cars are best suited for long distance commute and road trips. Below are some of the best 7 seater cars in India you can buy and make those long road trips fun and delightful:
Commencing our list of top 7 seater cars in India is the infamous Japanese brand, Toyota. Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt Ltd. operates under the parent company, Toyota Motors Corporation of Japan. Known for their reliability and long-term use, Toyota cars have created a niche for themselves in the Indian car market. The Toyota Innova was launched in India in the year 2005 and quickly became the favourite vehicle for many in the country. Presently the second version of Toyota Innova is on sale in India under the name, Toyota Innova Crysta . The exterior stance of the Toyota Innova Crysta carries a typical MPV look with a sporty stance.
On the front, the vehicle is embedded with black and chrome radiator grille, front and rear fog lamps, ORVMs and rear spoiler. Inside the cabin, the vehicle is designed for long road commutes with top in the segment leg-room space, blue ambient illumination, multi-information display and dual-tone environment, Under the hood, Toyota Innova Crysta is powered by a 2694cc petrol engine which generates the maximum power of 166ps at 5200rpm and generates the maximum torque of 245Nm at 4000rpm. The 2393cc diesel variant of this engine puts out a maximum power of 150ps at 5200rpm and maximum torque of 343Nm at 1200-3400rpm. The 2755cc diesel variant produces maximum power of 174ps at 3400rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm at 1200-3400rpm.
|Engine Displacement||2694cc on Petrol/ 2393cc and 2755cc on Diesel|
|Maximum power||166ps on Petrol/ 150ps (2393cc) on Diesel/ 174ps (2755cc) on Diesel|
|Maximum Torque||245Nm on Petrol/ 343Nm (2393cc) on Diesel/ 360Nm (2755cc) on Diesel|
|Price||Rs. 14.34 Lakhs – Rs.21.57 Lakhs|
Renault is a French automaker working under the aegis of Renault S.A. Stepping their foot only a few years ago in the Indian car market, Renault has a diverse portfolio of vehicles in their brigade. Bringing us to the second car in our list of 7 seater cars in India, Renault Lodgy stands as one of the best MPV in India. Powered by a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine which generates a maximum power of 110ps and 245 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm.
The other variant of this engine produces 85ps of maximum power and 200 Nm of torque at 1900 rpm. The Renault Lodgy features jewel studded front grille, terrain protectors, R16 panache alloy wheels and dual tone roof bars. The cockpit of the Renault Lodgy includes dual tone environment, touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, airbags and ABS with EBD. Despite its lack of popularity in the market, the Lodgy still makes it to our list of best 7 seater cars in India thanks to the equipment that it packs.
|Maximum power||110ps/ 85ps|
|Maximum Torque||245Nm/ 200Nm|
|Price||Rs. 8.34 Lakhs – Rs. 11.82 Lakhs|
Maruti is the go-to auto manufacturer in India for a lot of people. Known for their reliability and easily available parts, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is one of the most selling MPV in our list of top 7 seater cars in India. Powered by a 1373cc K14B engine which generates a maximum power of 68ps at a 6000rpm and maximum torque of 130Nm at 4000rpm. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is available in petrol/ diesel and CNG variants.
The hybrid D13A engine on the Ertiga puts out a maximum power of 66Kw at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga features chrome grille, electric ORVMs, fog lamps with chrome bezel and aerodynamic structure. Inside the cabin, Ertiga is studded with beige upholstery, steering mounted controls, push button start/ stop, second row AC vents and multipurpose infotainment system. It also happens to be one of the most popular used 7 seater cars as well.
|Engine Displacement||1248cc/ 1373cc|
|Maximum power||68ps/ 66Kw|
|Maximum Torque||130Nm/ 200Nm|
|Fuel||Petrol/ Diesel/ CNG|
|Price||Rs. 6.33 Lakhs – Rs. 10.68 Lakhs|
The final car on our list of the best 7 seater cars in India also comes from the land of the rising Sun. Honda cars India is a part of Honda Motors, Japan. The last MPV on our list of 7 seater cars in India, Honda BR-V is a stylish looking vehicle with aerodynamic exteriors. The frontal stance of this MPV includes iconic Honda grille, projector headlamps with LED, silver finish roof rails, sporty R-16 alloy wheels, and rear parking sensors.
The BR-V is powered by a 1497cc 4 Cylinder, SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine which generates a maximum power of 119ps at 6600rpm and maximum torque of 145Nm at 4600rpm. The 1498cc 4 Cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine produces a maximum power of 100ps at 3600rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm. Inside the cabin, the Honda BR-V is stylised with all black interiors, multi-purpose infotainment system, steering mounted controls and Bluetooth telephony.
|Engine Displacement||1497cc/ 1498cc|
|Maximum power||119ps/ 100ps|
|Maximum Torque||145Nm/ 200Nm|
|Price||Rs. 9.45 Lakhs – Rs. 12.78 Lakhs|
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