If you are looking to buy a 7 seater family car in near future, here are all the options that you can look for.
The seven-seat utility vehicles/cars are spacious enough to fit an average Indian family and their extended family. While such vehicles were around much before the augment of SUV space in India, the contemporary models have intensified the competition. It is no more about the space, but styling, looks, comfort and convenience have further contributed to the popularity of large seven-seat family vehicles. For those planning to buy a new car, here’s a complete list of the upcoming 7 seater cars in India in the next two years.
Volkswagen recently launched Tiguan in India in five-seat option, while the seven-seat option is underway with launch likely in 2018. The seven-seat Tiguan is expected to get and additional suffix, ‘AllSpace’ or ‘LWB’ that signifies the longer wheelbase to accommodate the additional row at the back. It is expected that Tiguan LWB could make an appearance at the upcoming Auto Expo early next year in February. While the seven-seat version will continue to sit on the same MQB platform that underpins the current model. As for the power, the 7-seat car will get a 2.0-litre, TDI unit, from the its five-seat model. Tuned to put out top power of 140bhp and 340Nm of peak torque, the engine will be paired to a 7-speed DSG automatic. Read More
Expected Launch – 2018
Estimated Price Range – Rs 30 lakh to Rs 35 lakh
Engine Options – 2.0-litre TDI Diesel
The TUV500 will essentially be a long wheelbase version of Mahindra TUV300. That said, TUV500 will boast of larger proportions and is expected to borrow design cues from its smaller sibling. Numerically, the SUV will measure longer and will come with larger third row glass area. On the inside, it will come with forward facing third row seats. Under the hood, the SUV could get Mahindra’s 1.5-litre mHawk100 oil burner with 100bhp and 240Nm torque. In addition to this, it could also come with a 1.9-litre mHawk unit that makes 120bhp with 320Nm torque. Transmission options on the TUV500 are likely to include a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit. To be inspired from the ‘Battle Tank’ design, this upcoming seven-seat car in India will carry forward similar styling cues on the inside as in TUV300. Read More
Expected Launch – 2017-18
Estimated Price Range – Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh
Engine Options – 1.5-L mHawk100 or 2.2L mHawk
The first breakthrough for Renault in the Indian market upon its return, Duster is up for a generation change. Earlier it was reported that the India-bound Duster will be based on the Renault-Nissan’s CMF platform, however, reports in media opine that it will continue to use the BO/Logan platform from the current model. Though, this platform will be modified copiously to allow comprehensive changes. The most significant change on the new Duster will be the addition of the third row, and will get a longer wheelbase to make space for the third row. Engine options are expected to include 1.5-litre petrol unit with 105bhp & 142Nm and the diesel unit will produce power in two states of tune-84bhp and 108bhp. There could be a new engine, details on which are obscure. Expect the carline to come with a 6-speed manual and an AMT unit. Know More
Expected Launch – 2018-19
Estimated Price Range – Rs 19 lakh to Rs 15 lakh
Engine Options – 1.5L K9K Diesel and 1.6L K4M Petrol