Top 10 budget-friendly cars and SUVs equipped with 360-degree cameras
The following is a compilation of cars and SUVs from Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, MG, and Nissan that are equipped with a 360-degree camera.
Modern cars are quickly becoming feature-laden as buyers now prefer comfort, convenience and a big features list over performance. One of the features that has been trickling down to mass-market cars and SUVs is a 360-degree camera. It shows a surround view of the vehicle such as the front, sides and rear as opposed to the single view provided by the rear parking camera. This set-up helps drivers manoeuvre in tight spots, through traffic and while parking as it allows for a top-down view of the vehicle helping drivers place their vehicle precisely.
We bring you a list of the most affordable cars and SUVs that get a 360-degree camera.
1. Nissan Magnite
Price: Rs 8.59 lakh-10.08 lakh
The most affordable vehicle on this list is the Nissan Magnite compact SUV. It gets the 360-degree camera, which Nissan calls the Bird’s Eye View, in the top-spec XV Premium. However, the camera's display isn't very clear and the quality in low and bright light could have been better. The Magnite is available with the 72hp, 96Nm, 1.0-litre petrol as well as the 100hp, 160Nm, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. While both engines are available with the 5-speed manual gearbox, the turbo-petrol also gets a CVT which produces 152Nm of torque. The Magnite is a sharp and modern-looking compact SUV that is comfortable on the inside, well-equipped and is easy to drive.
2. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Price: Rs 9.33 lakh-9.88 lakh
While you’ll see many Maruti Suzuki models on this list, the most affordable model by the brand – that gets a 360-degree camera – is the Baleno premium hatchback. However, this feature is only available with the top-spec Alpha trim and its display isn't the sharpest but gets the job done. The Baleno is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 90hp and 113Nm of torque, and is mated to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT. Compared to the previous gen, this second-gen Baleno is now far better in the ride and handling department. The safety and equipment on offer are also at par with the competition.
3. Toyota Glanza
Price: Rs 9.63 lakh-10 lakh
Based on the Baleno, the Toyota Glanza also offers a 360-degree camera on the top-of-the-line V trim. It is powered by the same 1.2-lire petrol engine producing 90hp and 113Nm of torque, like the Baleno. Powered is delivered by either a 5-speed manual or an AMT. The second-gen Glanza has a peppy engine, the ride quality from the new suspension is superb, and the added safety and equipment will be a big draw for buyers.
4. Maruti Suzuki Fronx
Price: Rs 11.48 lakh-12.98 lakh
The second Maruti Suzuki on the list is the newly-launched Fronx compact SUV, which again is based on the Baleno. Much like its hatchback counterpart, the Fronx gets a 360-degree camera on the Alpha trim. While the Fronx is available with two engines, the Alpha only gets the 100hp, 148Nm, 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine that is coupled with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. If people can take to its crossover looks, the Fronx is a well-equipped, reasonably spacious and practical, and easy-to-drive compact crossover.
5. Maruti Suzuki Brezza
Price: Rs 12.48 lakh-13.98 lakh
Like all previously mentioned cars and SUVs on this list, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza also gets a 360-degree camera in the range-topping ZXI+ trim. The camera offers a clear, high-resolution feed and has dynamic lines even in the top view. The compact SUV gets a 1.5-litre K15C petrol producing 103hp and 137Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Brezza is a decently equipped SUV with plenty of comfortable space and a good ride, however, it is let down by the weak engine performance and higher pricing.
6. Maruti Suzuki XL6
Price: Rs 12.56 lakh-14.66 lakh
The only MPV in this sea of SUVs and hatchbacks to get a 360-degree camera is the Maruti Suzuki XL6. Another differentiating factor for the XL6 is that it offers this feature in two trims – Alpha and Alpha+. It comes with the same 103hp, 137Nm, 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The XL6 is a spacious and comfortable car, and its more efficient engine as well as more features has made the XL6 an appealing proposition.
7. MG Astor
Price: Rs 15.15 lakh-18.89 lakh
Starting off the midsize SUVs in this list is the MG Astor. Like the XL6, the Astor also gets a 360-degree camera (called Around View Camera) in the top-spec Sharp and Savvy trims. While its display quality could have been better, the 2D view is so detailed, it'll show you whether the lights or indicators are on. The Astor is the first model in the list to offer this feature with two engine options – 110hp, 144Nm 1.5-litre petrol and 140hp, 220Nm, 1.3-litre turbo-petrol. The former is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT, while the latter only gets a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Astor is a refined and comfy midsize SUV, however, its laid-back character won’t appeal to driving enthusiasts.
8. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Price: Rs 15.41 lakh-19.79 lakh
Rounding of Maruti Suzuki models in this list is the Grand Vitara midsize SUV. It offers a 360-degree camera on the Alpha and Alpha+ trims. The former gets the 103hp, 137Nm 1.5-litre K15C engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The latter gets a 116hp 1.5-litre petrol engine with a strong-hybrid system that is mated to an e-CVT. The Grand Vitara feels suitably upmarket, is comfortable and is well equipped. What lets it down is the small boot in the strong-hybrid version, which is also priced at a premium.
9. Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Price: Rs 15.91 lakh-19.74 lakh
A sibling of the Grand Vitara, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder also offers a 360-degree camera on the top-end V trim. The camera is a handy addition as the dynamic guidelines aid navigation in and out of parking spots. Like its Maruti sibling, the Hyryder gets a choice of a 103hp, 137Nm, 1.5-litre petrol and a 116hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine with a strong-hybrid system. The former is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, while the latter gets only an e-CVT. The Hyryder gets looks modern and has a rugged appeal, and comes with a well-judged ride and handling balance.
10. MG Hector
Price: Rs 18.35 lakh-22.12 lakh
Rounding off the list of most affordable cars and SUVs with a 360-degree camera is the MG Hector. It gets a 360-degree camera only on the top-spec Sharp Pro and Savvy Pro trims. While the former gets a choice of 143hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and a 170hp, 350Nm, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, the latter is only available with the turbo-petrol. While both get the option of the 6-speed manual, the turbo-petrol is also available with a CVT (Savvy Pro trim only gets the CVT). The Hector may not be engaging to drive and the turbo-petrol is on the thirsty side but it works well as a refined SUV that’s big in size, big on features and is comfortable.
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