Everyone likes a nice family vacation. And if it’s a family road trip then it’s all the more fun. There’s nothing quite like driving around and experiencing new places with the people that matter most.
But this begs the question, ‘which car should you take out on a road trip with your family?’
A sedan is definitely not the right choice, and an SUV is a bit too big to be called a family car. What you need is a compact family-sized vehicle where you can stuff all your luggage and still have enough place to seat everyone comfortably.
Here are 5 amazing family wagons that you can get in India right now.
- Honda Mobilio
From the stables of one of the most trusted automobile manufacturers in the world, the Honda Mobilio has been designed to have room for everyone in the family.
The seven-seater Mobilio is the most spacious car in it’s class and is based on an extended version of the Honda Brio.
The Honda Mobilio measures 4390 mm in length, 1680 in width, and 1610 mm in height. It comes in two variants, one is petrol powered, and the other uses a diesel engine.
The Honda diesel engine is regarded to be one of the best in it’s class, with a heavy torque of 200Nm. And the best part? It’s fuel efficient too! The Mobilio gives a mileage of 24.5 km/l, making sure your trip isn’t interrupted by repeated stops at the fuel station.
- Mahindra Xylo
This is a car we’ve all seen on the roads of late. The Mahindra Xylo is a beast of a machine.
With Mahindra’s patented 2.2 L mHawk engine, the Xylo delivers a whopping 280 Nm of torque and squeezes out 118 bhp of power. This car is extremely spacious and has a suspension designed specifically for Indian roads.
It has a ground clearance of 186 mm, making it ideal for trips to places where you might have to plow through a lot more than just potholes.
- Renault Lodgy
The Renault Lodgy is a ‘big’ compact family transporter that’s a practical choice for the extended family. It has a wheelbase of 2810 mm, the longest in its class.
You get to choose between a 7-seater and an 8-seater version. The best part about this car is the fact that it has the same interiors as the Renault Duster, making it one of the most comfortable family rides on the market.
To top it all off, the Lodgy is sure to be a hit with the kids because it looks like the proverbial cute family wagon.
- Datsun Go+
Fresh in the Indian automobile market, Datsun has come up with a cool family wagon concept based on their popular hatchback, the Datsun Go.
The Go+ is a powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and has three rows of seats. The third row can be folded up to give you a massive 347 litres of boot space.
This compact family wagon is also quite fuel efficient with a mileage of 20 km/l. If you’re searching for a petrol car that looks good and offers a huge amount of space, the Datsun Go+ is easily the best choice on the market right now.
- Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
It’s impossible to talk about cars in India without mentioning every Indian’s favourite car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki.
The Ertiga was one of the first MPVs to make its foray in the Indian automobile market and it has worked brilliantly for Maruti Suzuki till now.
With gorgeous interiors and a family friendly design, this car offers oodles of space for everybody. You can choose between a 1.3 petrol and a 1.3 diesel engine. The 16-valve diesel engine churns out 88.8 bhp of power, which is a little towards the lower side, but is extremely fuel efficient with a mileage of 20.8 km/l.
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