- Ford B-Max

- Ford B-Max

To celebrate the exciting news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby, Auto Trader, the UK's number one digital marketplace to buy and sell new and used cars, today revealed the top five cars perfect for new families.

- Ford B-Max

Ford’s B-Max came onto the market this year and quickly emerged as a class-leader in the mini-MPV sector.

The unique, pillarless doors give unparalleled access to any princes or princesses sitting in the back, and the sliding rear doors make it incredibly easy to get them in and out of the car.

Despite the lack of pillars, the car is very strong and safe to protect all precious cargo.

- Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

The Vauxhall Zafira was the first ever seven-seat ‘compact’ MPV. It won praise after its introduction in 1997 for its innovative Flex7 rear seats, which fold completely flat into the floor with great ease.

The latest model in the class, the Tourer, is more stylish than its predecessor and has a comfy ride fit for a King!

- Renault Grand-Scenic

While the Zafira was the first seven-seat compact MPV, the Scenic was the first compact MPV full stop.

Renault’s people carrier has long been popular in this country and is now, like its Vauxhall rival, available in Grand seven-seat form.

- Audi A3 Sportback

Moving away from the traditional MPV, perhaps Kate and Will want to be seen in something a little more stylish.

The Audi A3 Sportback is a more practical version of the standard A3 hatch, with a longer wheelbase and a bigger boot providing essential storage space for growing families. It still has the Audi brand cache and it looks great.

- SEAT Alhambra

Should Kate have triplets, then maybe they will go with something a little bigger. A large seven-seater, the Alhambra provides space and practicality by the bucket-load.

With a premium-feel and intuitive interior, the Alhambra is perfect for larger families.