While a lot of us love to take our cars for a spin, there are many who prefer the back seat. And thanks to our metropolitans being full of traffic snarls and congested spaces, this number is ever increasing. Probably this is the reason why every leading manufacturer is putting its best foot forward, to make rear-seat comfort at par with those at the front. So if you too are looking to bring home the best chauffeur driven car, then here are the best ones out there from each segment.
Renault Kwid – Entry-Level Hatchback
As the most affordable category of cars, entry-level hatches didn’t really offer much until the Kwid came and changed the game. As a capable car from its segment, the Kwid leaves no stone unturned to offer best in class comfort. With best in class wheelbase of 2422 mm, there is ample room for everyone inside the cabin. In terms of rear comfort, the entry-level hatch offers first in segment rear armrest, ample boot space, rear power windows and even rear power sockets.
Tata Tiago – Mid-Size Hatchback
No doubt sedans are the best fit when it comes to chauffeur driven cars. But there are a majority of people out there, who prefer a decent mid-sized hatchback for aged parents and senior citizens. And speaking from personal experience, the Tata Tiago is the best out there. Even though it doesn’t possess the best wheelbase, I still feel it has a superbly balanced interior that’s quite spacious. In terms of features, it offers a comfortable rear seat, power windows, rear storage space and an 8-speak sound setup for the music buffs.
Hyundai i20 – Premium Hatchback
Ever since its launch, the all-new Hyundai i20 has been the talk of the town. Possessing the best in segment wheelbase of 2580 mm, the i20 is superbly laid out on the inside. Providing top-notch comfort for all passengers, those on the rear seats can enjoy a 7 speaker BOSE sound system, rear power socket with phone pocket, rear armrests, and adjustable rear headrest along with rear AC vents and even an air purifier.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire – Compact Sedan
Finally reaching the sedan touch, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire takes the crown for being the best chauffeur driven compact sedan. The reason is simple. The Dzire not only possesses a roomy wheelbase of 2450 mm, but it also comes with ample comfort features. A few worth mentioning are the rear armrest with cup holders, ample legroom, rear power socket and rear AC vents as well. Speaking from personal experience, space onboard the Dzire is quite good, and it even comes with adjustable rear headrests.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz – Full Size Sedan
Another gem from India’s largest manufacturer, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is tailor-made for those who love to be seated on the rear seats. The Ciaz possess the segments best wheelbase that’s 2650 mm long. In addition to this, the vehicle also comes with rear AC vents, adjustable rear headrests, ample leg and headroom, rear armrest with cup-holder, power sockets and even rear reading lamps! With ample comfort features, it’s not shocking that the Ciaz became the new age bureaucratic vehicle.
XUV 300 – Compact SUV
Moving over from sedans, the compact SUV segment is another hot selling space in the Indian market. And talking about the segment, it would be a sin not to talk about the safest and most promising compact SUV; the XUV 300. As a brilliant chauffeur-driven vehicle, the XUV 300 has the best in class wheelbase of 2600 mm, giving it an extremely well laid out interior. Additionally, the vehicle comes with rear power windows, ample storage spaces, superior legroom, well-proportioned seat recline 3 adjustable rear headrests. Even though the XUV 300 misses on rear AC vents, its wheelbase gives it quite a spacious and comfortable rear layout, that wouldn’t make anyone feel cramped.
MG Hector – Full-Size SUV
Last but surely not least, the worthiest full-size SUV to feature on our list is the MG Hector. It not only possesses a segment-best wheelbase of a massive 2750 mm giving it a spacious, roomy and airy interior set-up. On top of that, the Hector comes with some top-notch features that include, rear seat adjustable headrests, read armrest with cup-holders, rear fast charging ports, 8-speaker superb sound, rear AC vents and much more. The SUV also gets rear reading lights, rear AC, voice command infotainment, rear parcel curtain, and even rear-seat recline and 60:40 split.
So these were the top 7 chauffeur driven cars with the best rear-seat comfort under 15 Lakhs. Stay pinned to the GoMechanic blog for everything automotive.
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