Here’s the list of most affordable cars that are offered with the very premium power adjustable driver’s seat feature. Know them all!
While the feature of driver seat height adjustment has become a common feature even in more affordable small cars and sedans, the feature of powered driver seat is still an exclusive and premium feature for a modern car to have. Finding the right position in an electrically adjustable seat is much easier, and is easier to operate as well.
Below is a list of ten most affordable cars with powered driver seat in India:
The powered driver seat was introduced in the face-lifted model of the first generation Hyundai Creta, and the new second generation model continues to have it in its top-spec SX (O) variant. The SX (O) variant of the Hyundai Creta is available with a 1.5-liter petrol engine (115 PS/144 Nm) with CVT, a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine (140 PS/242 Nm) with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm) with both 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
Kia introduced the GTX+ variant of the Seltos as the most feature-packed variant of the SUV, and the powered driver seat is included in the list as well. The Kia Seltos GTX+ is being offered in with a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine, which makes 140 PS of power and 242 Nmof torque, with both 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT gearbox options, as well as a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The feature of powered driver seat is being offered in the mid-spec Platinum and top-spec Signature variants of the Hyundai Alcazar. Both these variants of the Hyundai Alcazar can be had 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 engine options are available with two gearbox options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
The range topping XZ+ variant of the Tata Harrier has been bestowed with some exclusive features, with the powered driver seat being one of them. The XZ+ variant, like all the other variants, is exclusively available with a 2.0-liter diesel engine sourced from Fiat, which pumps out 170 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque. This variant can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Mahindra XUV500 might be in its last leg of life span, but it continues to be a decently equipped SUV with a host of features on offer, including a powered driver seat. The said feature can be had in its range topping W11 (O) variant, which is powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, which breathes out 153 bhp of maximum power and 360 Nm of maximum torque. The W11 (O) variant of the SUV can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Like the Harrier, its seven seater heavily restyled derivative, the Tata Safari, too is equipped with a powered driver seat in its top-spec XZ+ variant. The Tata Safari shares its a 2.0-liter diesel engine with the Harrier, and here too, this engine makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. In the XZ+ variant, this engine can be had with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
Apart from a powered driver seat, the MG Hector also comes with a powered front passenger seat as well – which is a segment first feature. The powered front seats can be had in the Smart and Sharp variants of the Hector. Both these variants are available with a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine with the options of 6-speed manual, CVT and a 6-speed DCT, as well as a 2.0-liter diesel engine with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox.
While the petrol engine makes 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, the diesel engine is good enough to produce 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. However, the petrol-manual variants of the Hector, which exclusively come with 48V mild-hybrid tech, miss out on powered co-passenger seat, due to placement of auxiliary battery below it.
MG Hector Plus
The six and seven seater version of the Hector, the MG Hector Plus, comes with a host of exterior design changes and different minimal interior highlights. However, the list of equipment is more or less retained from the five seater version, which includes powered front seats. Like in the Hector, the MG Hector Plus features powered front seats in Smart and Sharp variants, which come with two engine options – a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine (144 PS/250 Nm) with the choices of 6-speed manual, CVT and a 6-speed DCT, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm) with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. Here also, the petrol-manual variants of the Hector Plus miss out on powered co-passenger seat.
The Hyundai Elantra is one of the most underrated cars currently in India, which offers a plush experience of a traditional saloon with impressive design and features list. The top-spec SX (O) variant of the Hyundai Elantra features powered driver seat. The two engine options in this variant are 2.0-liter petrol engine (160 PS/192 Nm) or a 1.5-liter diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm), with the choices of 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox with both the engines.
The Jeep Compass might seem to be an expensive proposition compared to its rivals in India. However, the SUV is blessed with impressive build quality, better fit and finish levels and premium equipment, which also includes powered driver seat. The feature is available in top-spec Limited (O) and S variants of the Jeep Compass. Both these variants are being offered with two powertrain options – a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine (163 PS/250 Nm) with a 7-speed DCT, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine (173 PS/350 Nm) with both 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic gearboxes.