Top 4 Upcoming 7 Seater SUV Car in 2021 in India

Pritam Banerjee
Nov 19, 2020 · 8 min read

SUV Cars are one of the demandable products in India but when it comes to 7 Seaters SUV Cars then we have very few cars available within the 20–25 Lakh range. In India the 7 seater SUV car demands are growing rapidly, people are preferring 7 seater SUV cars over 5 seater cars for their families. So what are the Top 5 Upcoming SUV 7 Seater Car for 2021 which will surely boom the market and hit the sales and there details are given below?

1. Tata Gravitas

The Tata Gravita is the upcoming 7-seater SUV from the home-grown automaker, and it was first showcased at the Tata Buzzard at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The SUV made its India debut as the Gravitas at the 2020 Auto Expo and it’s built on the same OMEGA Architecture as the Tata Harrier that is already on sale in India since January 2019. In essence, the Tata Gravitas is the 7-seater version of the Harrier.

Visually, the Gravitas SUV employs Tata Motors’ new Impact Design 2.0 philosophy similar to all recently launched vehicles from the company, including the Harrier. This means upfront the SUV will get the same humanity line grille, flanked by slim LED daytime running lamps, while the large headlamps with projector lights housed below, alongside the fog lamps. The profile of the SUV is where we see some noticeable changes, like the new quarter glass and the beefier D-pillar, large roof rails, redesigned windows, and glossy black ORVMs. It also gets new alloy wheels, same as the ones we saw on the Buzzard concept. The rear section of the SUV will also be slightly different compared to the Harrier with a larger roof-mounted spoiler, a larger rear windscreen, and new LED tail-lamps and a larger tailgate, and a beefier rear bumper.

The Gravitas is longer than the Harrier but comes with the same wheelbase. In terms of dimensions, the Tata Gravitas is similar to the Buzzard concept, which measures 4661 mm in length, 1894 mm in width, and 1786 mm in height. Compared to the Harrier, the Gravitas will be 63 mm longer, and 80 mm taller, although, the wheelbase will remain the same 2741 mm.
Powertrain-wise, the upcoming Tata Gravitas will be powered the same Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that powers the Harrier. In the latter, the oil burner is tuned to churn out 168 bhp and 350 Nm peak torque. Like the Harrier, transmission duties on the Gravitas will be handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic option as well.

2. Creta 7

Hyundai India seems to have planned an all-out offensive for SUVs in the Rs 10 lakh to 20 lakh range. After bringing in the new-gen Creta, it will also launch a Creta 7-seater which is likely to reach showrooms in 2021 Q2. The grapevines in the past have also revealed that it could bear a name different from the Creta. In fact, Hyundai had trademarked the name Alcazar, which could possibly be for this 7-seater.

Spy shots in the past have revealed that the upcoming three-row Creta could have visual differentiators on the exterior over the 5-seater. Expect a revised front grille with an extra helping of chrome, flatter roof towards the back end, additional rear quarter and thinner C-pillar and obviously, an extension in the overhangs. The tail lamps and alloy wheels are also likely to witness a do-over with the former expected to look a little less polarising.

Interior is likely to bear similarities with the 5-seater Creta, which means a 10.25-inch touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, Bose sound system, panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, powered driver seat and air purifier. Expect safety equipment to be similar to the Creta as well with multiple airbags, front parking sensors, tyre pressure monitor and ESP (electronic stability program).

The 7-seater Creta’s second row could get either a bench or a captain seat setup. The third row is naturally expected to be a foldable unit, which could free up more boot space than the usual 430 litres.

Given the extra weight, Hyundai is likely to refrain from offering the lower powered 1.5-litre petrol from the Creta with the 7-seater. Instead, it could only get the 1.4-litre turbo petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel. We expect Hyundai to offer the 1.4-litre turbo petrol with a 6-speed manual as well, unlike the regular Creta. Check out the specifications below.

The 7-seat Creta could be sold at a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the standard model’s (Rs 9.82 lakh to Rs 17.32 lakh) corresponding variants. The three-row Creta with its more accommodating cabin will be better equipped to take on mid-size SUVs such as the Harrier and the Hector. Apart from that, it could also be an alternative to the MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Gravitas.

3. Mahindra XUV 500 New Generation 2021

It’s common to spot a camouflaged Mahindra SUV that takes a long time to be unveiled. It started with the second-gen Thar and now, it’s happening with the next-gen XUV500. This time, it’s been spied with production-spec headlamps for the first time.

The new headlamps seen on the camouflaged test mule have the same shape as the outgoing model but the elements inside are sleek and angular. The two LED daytime running light strips start atop the projector headlights and drop down towards the bumper to form a C-shape like the XUV300. The spied model seemed to be a lower-spec variant with halogen units but we can expect LED units on the higher variants. Based on the previous sightings of the test mule, the new XUV500 is likely to be a sportier-looking SUV overall.

For months now, it has been a commonly known fact that Mahindra is working on the next-generation XUV500 and its test mule was spotted in India recently. The new 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will replace the existing model and is expected to be positioned slightly above the same. Earlier, the all-new Mahindra XUV500 was expected to be launched in early 2021 but Express Drives has now exclusively learnt from its sources that the launch will now take place in April 2021. Our sources have also given us some interesting and exclusive information about the engine options and seat layout of the new 2021 Mahindra XUV500. Based on the test mule sightings and the details we have it’s clear that the new model will offer a wide range of options in multiple areas, making it more competitive against the competition.

The next-generation Mahindra SUV will sport a different design and upfront, the existing grille will be replaced by one featuring vertical slats and the bumpers, hood and headlamps would also feature a new look. The silhouette on the side doesn’t suggest a radical departure but changes in body lines and panels along with new alloy wheels and an update DLO (Day Light Opening) area the new XUV500 should sport a fresh look. That said, the signature kink over the beltline can still be seen on the test unit and hence is expected to be retained. At the rear, one can notice more design changes with new tail lamps and an updated tailgate. The lines o the tailgate also seem to be more pronounced indicating the XUV500 could look sharper than the present model.

Similar to the exterior, the cabin too will feature an all-new look with more space and features. The big news here is that the new all-new XUV500 will sport a flexible seating layout and will offer captain seats as well as a bench for the middle-row, making an extensive variant line-up. Lower and middle-variants could sport the bench while the higher variants could feature the captain seats.

Space on offer will be more than the present model, primarily due to the larger size of the new model. The dashboard layout will be all-new with a new and larger touchscreen infotainment system. The system is expected to feature new connectivity features too similar to what is seen on most rivals in present times.

4. Jeep Compass 7 Seaters

Jeep has been developing a 7-seater version of the Compass for a while now. The upcoming SUV was spied for the first time in India at the beginning of this month, and it has been spied yet again. The test mule wore a full-body camouflage, due to which the design details weren’t visible. That said, the Compass is due for a mid-life facelift soon, and the 7-seater variant will feature the same exterior styling as it. The 2021 Jeep Compass will feature sharper headlamp design, a redesigned front grille, and a new bumper. The interior will also be revamped, with a new dashboard design and a larger infotainment touchscreen (with FCA’s latest Uconnect 5 system). A fully-digital console may also be available on higher trims, along with other premium features, like a 360-degree camera, wireless smartphone charger, and all-LED exterior lighting.

According to some reports, the new 3-row Compass could be named ‘Grand Compass’. The Grand Compass will be longer than the regular Compass (obviously), with a larger rear overhang to accommodate the extra seats. We don’t expect there to be any significant difference in the design or mechanicals of the two SUVs. Internationally, the Jeep Compass is powered by either a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol ‘Firefly’ engine(150 PS and 270 Nm) or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel ‘Multijet II’ powerplant (175 PS and 350 Nm). We don’t expect the former engine to make to our market though. The India-spec model will continue to sport the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol ‘Mulitair’ unit instead, which generates 163 PS and 250 Nm. There’s also a plug-in hybrid model (Compass 4xe), but we don’t expect that to arrive in India anytime soon.


In this year we are expecting that the quantity of 7 seater will increase in India and based on the user requirement the sell will also increase for 7 seater car. Those 5 seven seater cars are going to be the best cars based on on 20–25 LPA price range. So let's wait for some few months and within 3rd quarter in this year 2021 we can see all of the 5 seven seater car in the Indian market.

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