Admittedly, cruise control is a feature that used to come in high-end luxury cars just a few years ago. It was considered to be a premium feature. But like every other automobile technology/feature, with time the features start trickling down to the economy cars as well. This is obviously because of the mass adoption and production of vehicles that make the technology less exclusive and more accessible. Cruise Control is also one such feature. Now that even the small cars are getting this feature, let us take a look at the hatchbacks in India that offer it!
What is Cruise Control?
Cruise Control is a function that lets you select a particular speed for your car. It also allows you to select a specific distance to the car ahead. Once you have selected these parameters, it will maintain that speed and distance. You don’t need to press the accelerator or brake pedal. It is a convenience feature that is extremely helpful during highway cruising.
The recently launched and widely popular, Hyundai i20 has always been high on features and comfort. Every generation of the i20 has had a ton of segment-first features. That has been the norm with i20. This third-gen i20 is no different. It has a whole host of convenience features like a 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with the Hyundai’s own Connected Car Tech with Bluelink App and wireless charging. The segment-first features are the Bose 7-Speaker Audio System with a subwoofer and an electric sunroof. Other features include Ambient lighting, Automatic climate control, Cruise Control, Rear AC Vents, Leatherette Upholstery, Cooled Glovebox and Keyless Entry and Go.
The prices of Hyundai i20 range between Rs 6.80 lakh and Rs 11.18 lakh, ex-showroom.
Tata has made sure to equip the Altroz with a lot of convenience and comfort features. This is done in order to compete with the likes of the Hyundai i20. As a result, Altroz comes with cruise control technology. Other features include a Full-Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Floating Voice Commands, Navigation, Automatic Projector Headlamps with LED DRLs, 90-degree Opening Doors and much more.
The prices for Tata Altroz range between Rs 5.44 lakh and Rs 9.09 laks, ex-showroom Delhi.
The next hatch on the list which has cruise control is the Honda Jazz. Jazz may not have enjoyed a lot of success with its sales figures, but it is undoubtedly a feature-loaded premium hatchback. The other features include Advanced Multi-Information Combination Meter With LCD Display & Blue Backlight, 17.7cm Advanced Display Audio with Capacitive Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Voice Commands, One-touch Electric Sunroof, Paddle Shifters, Advanced LED Headlamps with DRLs and much more.
The Honda Jazz ranges between Rs 7.50 lakh and Rs 9.74 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Unsurprisingly, the Polo is the next car on the list of cars with the Cruise Control function. Polo is considered to be a driver’s car and takes care of the driver in every way possible. Hence, the inclusion of Cruise Control makes sense. It comes with other convenience features as well, like Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Steering mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, Auto-dimming Inside Rear View Mirrors and much more. Although, it must be mentioned here that the Polo does lack a lot of features when compared to the rivals mentioned above.
The Volkswagen Polo starts at Rs 6.82 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 9.67 lakh, ex-showroom.