Find out which budget cars can help you rest your foot during long tours. Here’s the list of most affordable cars with cruise control in India.
Compared to yesteryears, India now has a range of well-connected highways which are well made and are quite fun and relaxed to drive on. For driving on such highways, the feature of cruise control surely comes handy, which not only reduces driving effort, but also enhances the fuel efficiency of vehicles by a subtle margin. Following is the list of ten most affordable cars which are available with cruise control in India:
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is the most affordable car in the Indian market right now to feature cruise control. The said feature was introduced in the Swift in the current facelifted version of the third generation model, and is available only in the top-spec ZXI+ variant. This variant comes standard with a 1.2-liter petrol engine (90 PS/113 Nm), which can be had either with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Like its heavily redesigned hatchback version, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire too gets a cruise control in its top ZXI+ variant. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire received cruise control when the current third generation model received a makeover in 2020 with a new front fascia, new engine and other more features. The ZXI+ variant of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a 1.2-liter petrol engine (90 PS/113 Nm) as its standard powertrain, which is available with both the options of a 5-speed manual gearbox and 5-speed AMT.
The second generation Honda Amaze has been a runaway success for the Japanese car maker in India, with the sedan receiving a much more upmarket design and list of features in and out. This new generation model, along with many other features, received cruise control in its highest VX variant, which is available with both 1.2-liter petrol engine (90 PS/110 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS/200 Nm). This VX variant can be had with only a 5-speed manual gearbox, with the CVT gearbox options restricted to lower variants and not this.
Hyundai replaced the aging Xcent model in its Indian lineup with the new Aura sedan, which is essentially a three-box version of its Grand i10 Nios hatchback. The sedan features a design which draws polarized opinions. The Hyundai Aura comes with a cruise control, and while there are many variants present in the overall lineup of the sedan, only the top-spec SX (O) variant of the petrol-manual variant gets this feature. The powertrain combination in this very variant is a 1.2-liter petrol engine (83 PS/113 Nm) coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The variant is also available with a diesel engine, but sadly, the this variant doesn’t get cruise control.
While the previous generation Hyundai i20 was already a heavily loaded car, the new third generation model of the car surpassed that one even higher with new additional premium features, including that of cruise control. The cruise control is available in Hyundai i20 in only the range topping Asta (O) variant, which is offered with a 1.2-liter petrol engine (83 PS/113 Nm) with a 5-speed manual, 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS/240 Nm) with a 6-speed manual and a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm) with 7-speed DCT.
Unlike other compact cars, the stylish and safest hatchback of India, the Tata Altorz, comes with cruise control in multiple variants, and not just the top-end variant only. The XT, XZ and XZ+ variants of the Tata Altroz come fitted with cruise control as standard. All these variants come with three engine options to choose from – a 1.2-liter petrol (86 PS/113 Nm), a 1.2-liter turbo petrol (110 PS/140 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel (90 PS/200 Nm), all of which are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the most affordable model in the premium compact sedan segment to feature cruise control. The cruise control is equipped in the Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, all of which are powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine (105 PS/138 Nm), which is the standard powertrain across the range. All these variants are available with the choices of a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, despite not having multiple powertrain options like its rivals, is the segment leader of sub compact SUVs in India. The Vitara Brezza comes with a decent equipment list, which might not be the best in its segment, but does cover all the essentials, including cruise control. The ZXI and ZXI+ variants of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza come equipped with cruise control, with these variants powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine from the Ciaz (105 PS/138 Nm). The gearbox options in both these variants are 5-speed manual and 4-speed AT.
Being a feature loaded SUV in its segment, the Hyundai Venue also comes with cruise control in two of its variants, SX and SX (O). The Hyundai Venue comes with two engine options in these variants – 1.0-liter turbo petrol (120 PS/172 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel (100 PS/240 Nm). The SX variant comes with the combinations of a petrol engine with 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT, and the diesel engine with 6-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the SX (O) variant comes with petrol-iMT and diesel-manual combinations.
Having a five star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests, the Tata Nexon is the safest vehicle in this list, along with the Altroz which too secured the same rating. However, unlike the Altroz, the Tata Nexon comes with cruise control only in its range topping XZ+ (S) and XZ (O) variants. The engine options in these variants are 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine (120 PS/170 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (110 PS/260 Nm), both of which are being offered with the gearbox options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT.