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Top 5 cars in India with ADAS: MG Astor, Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV700 and more

Top 5 cars in India with ADAS: MG Astor, Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV700 and more

ADAS, once a premium safety technology, is now trickling down to mass-market cars

ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System is a radar-based technology that gives a car a certain level of autonomous power. You have cameras and sensors that work and scan the area near your vehicle, which then send that information to the car system. Based on the input, the system performs a range of functions ranging from accident prevention to driving assistance.

This is a premium feature previously only seen on high-end cars, especially Volvos. With the growing technology and the need for safer roads, ADAS is finding its way into mass market cars. There are six levels of ADAS, but most cars around the world have just reached level 2 of the technology. The ones we have in India are all ADAS level 2 equipped. Here is a detailed explanation of ADAS and what challenges it poses in India.

So, here is the top five most affordable cars in India that get ADAS safety technology:

MG Astor

mg astor

Variant further

Sharp (O) (Top End)

Price

Rs 16.50 lakh and beyond

The Astor only offers ADAS technology in the top-end Sharp(O) (Savvy) variant, starting at Rs 16.50 lakh. Full ADAS technology includes adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning/Prevention, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, automatic emergency braking system (even for the pedestrian), high beam assist, blind spot detection and reversing protection. traffic alarm.

For reference, even the ZS EV gets certain ADAS features, but not the entire suite. It gets reversing aid, blind spot detection system, reversing warning and lane change aid. These features don’t require any level of autonomous intervention, which technically doesn’t qualify for the ADAS you get in the five cars on this list.

Mahindra XUV700

Variant

AX7 and later

Price

Rs 19.20 lakh and beyond

The second-of-top AX7 variant is offered with ADAS. The XUV700’s list includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. However, the blindview monitor and adaptive cruise control are exclusive to the top-spec AX7 L variant.

Honda City Hybrid

honda city hybrid

Variant

ZX Sensing e:HEV

Price

Rs 19.50 lakh

Besides the fact that the self-charging strong hybrid system is exclusive in this segment, the outstanding feature of the City is the ADAS function. The ADAS suite gets lane assist, automatic emergency braking, road departure reduction system, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam. While there is no blind spot monitoring or rear intersection warning, you do get a lane camera (on the left side outside the rear view mirror).

2022 Hyundai Tucson

hyundai tucson vs jeep compass

While the new Hyundai Tucson for India has been unveiled, prices will be announced in early August. It is the first Hyundai with ADAS in the country and it will be followed by models like the Creta and Alcazar. Tucson’s ADAS suite is the largest here, with Forward Collision Warning/Avoidance (for cars, pedestrians, bicycles, and intersection exits), Blind Spot Collision/Avoidance Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Warning , safe exit warning, adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, vehicle exit warning and rear collision avoidance warning.

MG Gloster

mg gloster

Variant

Top class savvy

Price

Rs 39.50 lakh

The MG Gloster was one of the first mass-market cars to be received by ADAS in India. The Gloster’s ADAS suite includes the same Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning/Prevention, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. While it’s the most expensive here, it does get a feature you won’t find on any car on this list. You do get semi-autonomous parking assistance, where the car operates the steering wheel and you only have to work on the brakes and the accelerator pedal.

At the moment we only have five cars on this list. With Hyundai plans for more ADAS cars, Kia will follow suit. Since the Astor is getting the safety feature, even the Hector will be able to get it soon. By the end of 2023, we will see many additions to this list, from different manufacturers.

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