Just when the feature of reverse camera had become sort of passe with even entry level cars getting the feature, auto makers started equipping their premium cars with a step-up version of the same – a 360-degree camera. Cars equipped with a 360-degree camera come with four cameras – one at front, one at front and one each on rear view mirrors on both the sides.
With the 360-degree camera system, the driver can get to know all the surroundings of his/her car and get added convenience while parking. Following is a list of most affordable cars with 360 degree camera:-
The Nissan Kicks was one of the very first cars in the Indian car market in a whole to get the feature of 360-degree parking camera to boast of. While the Nissan Kicks hasn’t been able to set the sales charts on fire, the premium compact SUV is a decent offering with nice ride quality and features on offer.
The 360-degree camera is offered in Nissan Kicks in its top-spec XV Premium (O) variant, which is solely available with a turbo-petrol manual powertrain. Here, in this variant, a 1.3-liter four cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which makes 156 PS of maximum power and 254 Nm of maximum torque, is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Despite being an all new first ever product from an all new manufacturer at the time of its launch, the Kia Seltos went to become a huge blockbuster. One of the primary reasons behind the immense success enjoyed by Kia Seltos is its long list of features, which sees the presence of a 360-degree camera in multiple variants. The HTX+ and GTX+ variants of the Kia Seltos come equipped with a 360-degree camera.
The engine option available in the HTX+ variant is a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm, with a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the GTX+ variants are being offered with a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine, which churns out 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque, with both 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT gearbox options, and the 1.5-liter diesel engine with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
While the distant cousin of Kia Seltos, the Hyundai Creta, misses out on a 360-degree camera, the latter’s bigger seven seater version, the Alcazar, manages to get the feature. The Hyundai Alcazar is more than just a seven seater version of the Creta, with extensive sheet metal changes and a much more premium experience on the inside, with the three-row seating configuration being the biggest highlight.
The Hyundai Alcazar gets the feature of 360-degree camera in the mid-spec Platinum and top-spec Signature variants. Both these variants are available with either a 2.0-liter petrol engine, which produces 160 PS of power and 192 Nm of torque, or a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. Both these engines can be had either with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Thanks to its big dimensions and starry road presence, the MG Hector has managed to gain a lot of traction in the Indian car market, despite coming from a new manufacturer in India. The Hector also comes with quite a lengthy list of features, one of which is the 360-degree camera.
The MG Hector comes fitted with a 360-degree camera only in its top-spec Sharp variant, which is available with all possible engine-gearbox options available with the SUV. This particular variant can be had with a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 144 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, and is being offered with three transmission options of 6-speed manual, CVT and a 6-speed DCT. Also on offer is a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque and can be had only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
MG Hector Plus
Just like the MG Hector, its seven seater derivative, the MG Hector Plus, too comes with 360-degree reverse camera in its highest Sharp variant. Here in the Hector Plus too, the engine combinations offered are 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 144 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, with three transmission options of 6-speed manual, CVT and a 6-speed DCT on offer, as well as a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque, with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The MG Hector Plus comes with a slightly revised styling on the outside and an additional third row of seats in comparison to the standard Hector.
The Jeep Compass received its first makeover in India in 2021, and with this, came a list of additional features on board, one of which is the 360-degree camera on offer. Only the top-spec S variant of the Jeep Compass with this exclusive feature.
The S variant is available with both the petrol and diesel engine options which are present in Jeep Compass. The 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine, which makes 165 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, is exclusively available with a 7-speed DCT in S variant. This variant also comes with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque, and can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The MG Gloster hasn’t managed to break the sales popularity of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour in the premium ladder-on-frame SUV segment. However, the Gloster easily pips both the SUVs when it comes to offering premium features, with the 360-degree camera being one of them.
The higher Sharp and Savvy variants of the MG Gloster do get this feature. Both these variants get the sole combination of a 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine, which makes 218 PS of power and 480 Nm of peak torque respectively, with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.