Nowadays brands try to put as many fancy features as they can to make their budget segment cars stand out in the market and stand ahead of the competition. Out of all these features, something that more and more of these cars are gradually coming with as standard is the fully Digital Driver’s Display, which not only looks cool and premium but also increases the functionality of the car. So, here are the top 5 great cars you can buy under the budget of 12 lakhs with digital instrument cluster in India:
At the top of the list, we have the Hyundai Venue, which offers a fully digital 8-inch instrument cluster right from its base trim. But digital display is not the only reason why the Venue tops our list. Under the 12 lakhs, you get a whole lot of features such as six airbags, ambient lights, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a tyre pressure monitor and a powered driver seat. The price range of the Venue starts from Rs 7.90 lakh.
The new 2023 Nexon is the second on this list with its 10.2-inch fully digital instrument cluster which comes with 3 dial modes and integrated maps and other functionalities. The reason why we put the Nexon behind the Venue is because the digital driver display is only available on the Fearless trims. Apart from that, the new Nexon is a great budget SUV that comes feature-loaded such as a 10.2-inch infotainment system, a two-spoke steering with illuminated Tata logo, and ventilated front seats. However, the engine might feel a bit mediocre.
The Kiger gets a 7-inch coloured TFT fully digital instrument cluster from its RXZ variants and other good features such as an Arkamys sound system, a wireless charger, auto climate control, ambient lights, and more. This instrument cluster is the same one used in its sister SUV, Nissan Magnite, which is not included in this list but you definitely consider it.
Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroen recently launched its new SUV, the C3 Aircross, not to be confused with the C3. The Aircross gets a 7-inch fully digital instrument cluster across all the variants that is bigger than the unit in the entry-level C3. The SUV is available in 3 variants – You, Plus and Max trims.
Last but not least, we have another Hyundai SUV, the Exter that shares the same digital instrument cluster with its older sibling, the Venue. But the Exter is almost 2 lakhs cheaper than the Venue and starts at Rs 6 lakh while the Venue starts at Rs 8 lakh. The Exter is a new addition to Hyundai’s entry-level SUV lineup that comes in 5 trims – EX, S, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Connect.