Advancing technology doesn’t always mean inventing new things or state of the art equipment. Additionally, offering high-end tech at a considerably reasonable price also comes in advancements. Keeping this in mind, there are some features that used to be a part of the luxury car features but now are common in many of the midrange cars. So, today, we’ll look at 10 luxury cars features that are very common in many mid and some entry-level cars.
Not so long ago, somewhere in 2015, the feature that was a part of only the high-end cars like BMWs and Audis are the ventilated seats. Well, if you are not aware, cars having ventilated seat features have perforated seats that allow the circulation of air through the seats. Cars that are pampered with this feature are Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Verna and Kia Sonet to name a few. Also, this feature is a boon in the summers like in India.
Many luxury cars come with heated outside rearview mirrors. This feature helps to keep the ORVMs clean and free of mist or fog from the mirror. In other words, in winter heated ORVMs aid in keeping the mirrors clean and offering maximum visibility in such conditions. Now you’ll think in which car this feature comes, now the answer is Mahindra XUV300.
Powered Front Seats
Before the introduction of MG Hector, this feature was a common affair in cars costing more than ₹25 lakh. But after gaining popularity it is also a part of the package in mid-range cars. Speaking of which, cars like Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are few vehicles that come powered front seats.
With the introduction of a cooled glovebox or compartment in entry-level to mid-range cars, Luxury cars have stepped forward. Not they are the high-end cars that come with a full flegit refrigerator to cool the drinks down. So, let’s not get carried away and stick to the cooled glovebox. Well, a cooled compartment in cars has a separate AC duct that runs through aiding in keeping the items inside cool. Cars like Renault Triber comes with not one but 2 cooled compartments. Other cars that get a cooled glovebox are Skoda Rapid, Hyundai Aura and more.
RGB Ambient Lighting
To lift the ambient of the vehicle at night nowadays a whole lot of cars come with ambient lighting. In addition to uplifting the cabin, these lights also add a feel-good factor to the overall ownership of the car. Taking a step further, some cars also get ambient lights that can be adjusted according to the mood and also according to the music. Cars to get ambient lighting are, Kia Sonet, Hyundai i20, Kia Seltos, Tata Altroz and more.
Premium Sound System
Gone are the days when we had to go to an audio dealer in order to buy an amplifier or a subwoofer. With expensive features becoming cheap, cars like Hyundai i20, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos come with a premium sound system by Bose. Additionally, all these cars also get a dedicated amplifier to run the integrated subwoofer. Oh Boy! these really sound amazing. Also, MG Hector and Tata Harrier are also a part of this list as they get premium sound systems from Infinity and JBL respectively.
Moving on, possibly the most important feature for us Indians is a sunroof, and if it a panoramic sunroof, the excitement is on the next level. So, the car to a panoramic sunroof under ₹18 lakhs was the MG Hector. But after the trend gaining popularity, many other cars followed the stems and introduced the huge sunroof in cars. Cars like Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and more come with a panoramic sunroof. Well, this panoramic sunroof is something that does enhance the airiness inside the cabin.
Dual Zone Climate Control
Coming next on the list is dual-zone climate control. Again, this was something that was a part of many high-end cars. It still is a part of luxury cars but now it also has filtered in cars sun ₹15 lakh. Mahinda XUV300 comes with dual-zone climate control. This means the driver and the co-driver can adjust different temperatures at the same time.
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All-Digital Instrument Cluster
Adding to the luxury factor in entry-level to mid-range cars is the all-digital instrument cluster. In this day and age, many cars like Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Alcazar and more get an all-digital instrument cluster. Also, this not only enhances the appeal of the cabin but also, displays much useful information like tyre pressure monitoring system, blind-spot camera and more.
It’s a thing of the past when driving modes were limited to just high-end cars. Now even the Tata Altroz gets a couple of driving modes. Driving modes, do help the driver to extract every pony or every kilometre from a single drop of fuel. In most cars, the driving modes include, dynamic, sport, economy and normal. Other cars to get a little advanced system are Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Harrier and even MG Hector.