Touchscreen systems serve as an aspirational accessory to a majority of car buyers in India. But more than that, it eases the driving experience of the car. It’s now an established fact that touchscreen devices are easier to use, which is the reason why we moved from phones with keypads to touch sensitive ones.
The advantage of touchscreen infotainments are so many which include navigation, rear camera display, are intuitive to use and allow easy scrolling through options with several other features which aid accessibility. Some time back only high end or over priced cars used to have a touchscreen infotainment display, but with a welcome shift in trends you can get them in affordable vehicles as well. Here’s a list of five cars with touchscreen systems that you can buy without hurting your coffer.
The most affordable offering with a touchscreen system, the Kwid has managed to compete against Maruti’s formidable Alto 800 only because of its bold styling and the intuitive touchscreen system which feels decent to use and comes with GPS navigation to further sweeten the deal. The price tag for this variant is Rs 3.61 lakh*.
Hyundai is known to offer feature-laden cars on a budget and it recently introduced the Eon Sports edition with a 6.2 inch touchscreen system which gets PhoneLink connectivity and smartphone based navigation. It’s priced at Rs 3.88 lakh*. Related: Blaupunkt Symphony Series touchscreen systems go on sale in India, prices start at Rs 18,990
Tata Bolt comes with a Harman developed ConnectNext touchscreen unit which delivers smartphone enabled navigation with MapmyIndia but only for Android users. It gets a voice command, video playback and image viewing option via USB and SD cards. Tata Bolt retails at Rs 6.12 lakh*.
Mahindra KUV 100
Mahindra’s smallest offering termed by them as the ‘young SUV’ comes with an LCD touchscreen display which gets USB, AUX, MP3 playback and Bluetooth connectivity. Rs 6.37 lakh* is what you would need to spare for the least expensive variant of KUV 100. Also Read: Honda Amaze Privilege edition launched in India, prices start from Rs 6.49 lakh
Maruti has meant that the Ignis is a vehicle for the millennial and offers seamless connectivity options inside the cabin with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The unit comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among other pairing options and looks very funky. Infotainment system is available only in the top Alpha variant which is priced at Rs 6.47 lakh*. Also Read: Suzuki Swift Sport to debut in September: Here’s what we know so far
*All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.