Many prospective car buyers look out for special features in a car before buying them. Modern day car features list is becoming longer and many affordable cars have started offering some unique features, which until now were available only with the expensive luxury branded cars until now. Here is a list of affordable cars that offer features available with high-end cars.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is a vital feature in a car that ensures the car has optimum tyre pressure. Maintaining the optimum pressure makes sure that the vehicle has ample grip in every kind of situation and it elongates the life of the tyres too. Currently, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300, all offer the TPMS. It is available with high-end vehicles like BMW 7-Series, Audi Q8 and Volvo XC90.
Hyundai Elite i20
Wireless phone charger
With the evolution of technology, phones have become a lot smarter. To complement them, cars have also evolved in the right direction. High-end luxury cars like Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class offer wireless phone charging system that allows compatible phones to get charged just by putting them over the dedicated charging pads. Hyundai Elite i20 also offers the same and is the most affordable car in the Indian market to offer the same.
Nissan Kicks is the most affordable car in the Indian market to offer an extremely useful 360-degree camera view. The system works by stitching the images received from various cameras in the car. It is an extremely helpful feature when passing through narrow lanes or parking the car at tight spots. The feature is available only with luxury branded cars like Land Rover Discover and Rolls Royce Cullinan.
The Tata Nexon comes with petrol and diesel engine option and both of them come with engine modes that change the power output. The Nexon petrol and diesel come with three engine modes, which changes the power output. According to the situation, it saves more fuel or offers more power. This is something similar to the likes of cylinder deactivation that come with Audi RS6, which alters the power output and increases the fuel efficiency.
Tata Harrier, which was launched earlier this year has become one of the best-selling cars in the segment. The Harrier is an FWD SUV, however, it offers something called the Drive modes. The different drive modes in the Harrier include normal, wet and rough. The drive modes make use of the 14-function ESP of the Harrier. The system can individually apply brakes on the wheels, which makes the Harrier much more capable than any other FWD vehicle. Drive modes are available with Land Rover vehicles starting from the Discovery.
Parking a long sedan like the Octavia in cramped parking can be a task. Skoda offers the park assist that allows the driver to park the vehicle precisely without even touching the steering wheel. The vehicle’s inbuilt sensors send the feed to the control unit that controls the steering wheel at accurate angles. The driver only has to operate the brake pedal and the accelerator. This system is a toned-down version of the automatic parking systems available with the likes of BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Hyundai cars have always been known for offering a long list of features. Hyundai Verna sedan offers ventilated front seats that are extremely useful during the hot weather conditions like India. The ventilated seats of the Hyundai Verna are very useful to cool down the body quickly. High-end cars like Mercedes-Benz S-Class offer these features.
Starting from the Figo hatchback, all cars made by Ford are equipped with SYNC app link which connects the vehicle to a smartphone. This utility smart app is very useful and can the emergency services upon sensing accident or other such mishaps. It shares the location at the time of emergency, minimizing reaction time at the time of any unfavourable situation. Talking of high-end luxury cars, Rolls-Royce also equips all its cars to come with a similar feature, which can help the emergency services to track the car.
MG Hector, the latest car to enter the D-Segment offers a panoramic sunroof that makes the cabin feel very airy. The all-new Hector feels extremely premium with the full glass roof set-up. Such features are currently restricted to high-end cars like Mercedes-Benz GLS.
The Ford Freestyle is marketed as an SUV for the urban jungle and the car comes with some practical innovations as well. It has an Anti-Roll Program that can monitor each wheel and prevent rollovers and other similar situations. It does this by using the brakes on different wheels after analyzing to counter over/understeer. This feature can be seen in many high-end SUVs like the Volvo XC90, where it is much more sophisticated.