Compact SUVs are currently trending in India. The segment has seen a rapid increase both in the number of cars sold as well as new models being introduced by carmakers. Carmakers are offering the latest features to add more comfort and make their product more appealing for the buyers. In this article, we will discuss five such features that will come on compact SUVs soon across all brands.
Car safety has in recent years has become a priority for buyers. New cars with more features and the latest technologies are becoming popular in India. Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) is one such feature. ADAS includes features like adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, pedestrian detection, collision avoidance, traffic sign recognition, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, park assist, blind-spot detection and rear collision warning. Some of the ADAS Level-1 features could be offered in compact SUVs in the near future.
SUVs are built for bad roads and tough terrains. Adding a 4×4 capability to an SUV will only make it better. A proper 4×4 setup will enhance the off-roading capability of the SUV. Jeep is planning to bring in 4xe technology to India. We might get to see this with the brand’s expected compact SUV, the Jeep Junior.
A 360-degree camera is a great feature to have in SUVs in crowded cities of India. It can be really helpful while parking the car in tight spaces. It is a great feature considering safety as it provides a 3D model of the car’s surroundings.
Digital Instrument Cluster
Most SUVs in the sub-four-metre segment come with either analog or a partially digital instrument cluster. Only a few competition cars offer a fully digital instrument cluster. A fully digital instrument cluster that we see in C-segment SUVs is what we expect to become common in this segment as well.
Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat
Currently, the driver seat in the sub-four metre compact SUV segment is manually adjustable. Fully electrically adjustable driver seats are offered in C-segment SUVs and above. The driver seat can be adjusted to move forwards and backward and also upwards and downwards for height adjustment. This is a very practical and useful feature that comes in handy when you have different people in your family driving the same car. We expect this feature to become common in compact SUVs soon.
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