The Indian car market is in a transitional phase,wherein it is witnessing change in buying pattern causing restructuring within the fraternity. In simpler words, there has been a complete overturn in the customers’ needs. In earlier times, a mundane vehicle would suffice the commuting requirements, however now the customers take into consideration several factors before making a buying decision such as styling, looks, mileage and features. The ‘first time buyer’ segment or the ‘budget space’ constitutes a huge chunk of the market and caters to a large customer base.
With change in the needs of buyer, there has been a gradual change in the mass products in terms of styling, features and looks. While it is not as easy as it seems, but some of the carmakers have successfully developed vehicles that offer salient comfort and safety provisions. Talking particularly about safety, features like ABS, EBD and airbags that are found in most of the new-age cars, while others including a reverse parking camera is not very common except for vehicles like Maruti Ignis, 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 etc. For the convenience of prospective buyers, we have collated a list of affordable cars that offer this feature along with price and variant details.
1. Maruti Ignis
Launched in January 2017, Maruti Ignis is the most affordable car in Maruti’s premium range, retailed through NEXA dealership. Going up squarely against Mahindra KUV100 in its space, the fully-loaded Alpha MT variant offers this technology.
Maruti Ignis Alpha price– Rs 6.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai recently rolled out facelifted version of its B segment Grand i10 with cosmetic upgrades and a new diesel engine. Available in a total of five variants, the Sportz(O) and Asta variants in the model series get reverse parking camera.
Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz (O) price– Rs 6.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Grand i10 Asta price– 6.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti’s premium hatchback brought back the Baleno nameplate from the defunct model and gave Maruti a lead in the segment, it was missing from. Fighting competitors including Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20, Baleno packs a raft of safety provisions including reverse parking camera offered on the range topping Alpha variant.
Maruti Baleno Alpha price-Rs 7.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
When it comes to features, Hyundai cars are well equipped, sporting a host of comfort goodies and safety provisions. Admired for its looks, Hyundai Elite i20 is one of the best looking cars in its segment packed with several safety provisions including the reverse parking camera available on Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) trims.
Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz price-Rs 6.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta price– Rs 7.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Elite i20Asta (O)-Rs7.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
5. Honda Jazz
Honda suspended Jazz’s production briefly and re-launched the car in India lately sporting comprehensive cosmetic changes and additional kit. Offering various segment best features, Jazz is one of the few cars in the volume segment to get a reverse parking camera on SV, V and VX trims.
Honda Jazz SV price-Rs 6.96 lakh
Honda Jazz V price-Rs 7.31 lakh
Honda Jazz VX price-Rs 7.62 lakh
On verge of touching 1 lakh unit sales since its release in India, Maruti Suzuki’s stellar compact SUV, Vitara Brezza took a lead in the segment courtesy its modish looks, affordable pricing and feature list. The top-spec ZDi+ variant in the range packs a raft of comfort and safety features including the reverse parking camera.
Maruti Viatar Brezza ZDi+ price-Rs 9.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai’s sole entrant in the burgeoning subcompact sedan segment, Xcent comes equipped with this feature on the SX and SX (O) variants in both petrol and diesel variants. Additionally, it also gets reverse parking sensor and electro chromic inside rearview mirror.
Hyundai Xcent SX price-Rs 6.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai XcentSX(O) price-Rs 7.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Ford’s popular subcompact SUV, EcoSport gets an option for the rear parking camera at an additional cost. Besides, the rear view camera feature is also available on the Platinum edition based on the Titanium + variant.
Ford EcoSport1.5-litre Platinum Edition MT price-Rs 10.69 lakh
Ford EcoSport1.0-litre Platinum Edition MT price– Rs 10.39 lakh
German conglomerate stepped into the subcompact segment with Ameo, built explicitly for India and in India. Based on the Polo hatchback, Ameo subcompact sedan offers this feature on the Highline variants in petrol and diesel trims.
Volkswagen Vento Highline Price-Rs 7.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra)