10 Most Affordable Cars With A 360-degree Camera: Maruti Baleno, Tata Nexon, Kia Seltos, And Others

Published On Oct 02, 2023 08:01 AM By Rohit for Maruti Baleno

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A 360-degree camera is a convenient and safety feature which comes into play when driving on congested roads or in tight parking spaces

Cars With 360-degree Camera

In the last few years, many comfort and convenience as well as safety features – usually associated with luxury cars – have been democratised by mass-market carmakers. These include a digital driver’s display, ventilated seats, and even a 360-degree camera. The last one has become so popular that it’s even reached the hatchback space in our market.

What Is A 360-degree Camera?

Toyota Glanza 360-degree Camera

Simply put, it is a handy feature that gives you an all-round view of your car and its immediate surroundings, making up for any blind spots and you don’t need to adjust your rearview mirrors each time. Usually, it uses a 4-camera setup, with one placed at the rear (like the usual rearview parking camera), one in the front (usually integrated into the grille design) and one each on the ORVMs. The inbuilt software can stitch these into a 360-degree view, not unlike the configurator on most carmaker’s websites, that you can rotate on your touchscreen infotainment unit, and it also allows for multi-camera viewing.

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This feature is essential when in tight parking spots or while driving on crammed roads. It is also commonly referred to as a ‘surround view monitor’ or ‘surround view camera.’ The clarity and depth of the 360-degree camera view improves as you go higher in the price range, but even the most affordable ones are useful.

Let’s now take a look at the top 10 most affordable cars to offer a 360-degree camera::

Maruti Baleno/ Toyota Glanza

Maruti Baleno & Toyota Glanza

  • Both the hatchbacks got the 360-degree camera feature with their midlife update in early 2022, making them the most affordable models in India to have it.

  • Only their respective top-spec trims (Alpha and V) get this fearure.

  • The Maruti Baleno Alpha starts at Rs 9.33 lakh while the Toyota Glanza 9.73 lakh.

Nissan Magnite

Nissan Magnite

  • The Nissan Magnite entered the market in late 2020, and became the first model in its segment to get a 360-degree camera.

  • Nissan has equipped it only on the fully loaded XV Premium, priced from Rs 8.59 lakh. However, the upcoming Magnite Kuro Edition is also expected to offer this feature at an even lower price.

Maruti Fronx

Maruti Fronx

  • In early 2023, Maruti introduced a Baleno-based crossover called the ‘Fronx,’ which is essentially an alternative to the bunch of sub-4m SUVs in our market.

  • It hence shares almost all the equipment with the premium hatchback, including the 360-degree camera, reserved for the top-spec Alpha trim.

  • Maruti retails the Fronx Alpha from Rs 11.47 lakh.

Tata Nexon

2023 Tata Nexon

  • The Tata Nexon facelift is one of the most premium sub-4m SUVs. The 2023 update introduced many firsts for the nameplate including a 360-degree camera.

  • Tata offers the Nexon with this convenience-yet-safety feature from the Creative+ trim, priced from Rs 11.70 lakh.

Maruti Brezza

Maruti Brezza

  • Maruti launched the second-generation Brezza in mid-2022, with which the SUV gained a lot of premium features including a 360-degree camera.

  • It is available only on the range-topping ZXi+ trim of the sub-4m SUV.

  • The Brezza ZXi+ is priced from Rs 12.48 lakh.

Maruti XL6

Maruti XL6

  • The only MPV on this list, the Maruti XL6, got a facelift in early 2022 giving it features such as a 9-inch touchscreen and a 360-degree camera.

  • Maruti offers it from the mid-spec Alpha variant onwards whose prices start at Rs 12.56 lakh.

MG Astor

MG Astor

  • The MG Astor was among the first compact SUVs in India to offer the convenience of a 360-degree camera.

  • MG has provided this feature on the higher-spec Sharp and Savvy variants of the SUV.

  • Its Sharp trim costs Rs 15.15 lakh onwards.

Maruti Grand Vitara/ Toyota Hyryder

Maruti Grand Vitara & Toyota Hyryder

  • Both Maruti and Toyota entered the compact SUV space in 2022 with the new Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder, respectively.

  • As late comers to the segment, they pack a whole host of premium features like a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, and the 360-degree camera.

  • Maruti has provided it on the fully loaded Alpha and Alpha+ variants of the SUV’s regular and hybrid versions, respectively. Only the top-spec V trim of the Hryder gets the 360-degree camera feature.

  • While the Grand Vitara’s Alpha trim starts at Rs 15.41 lakh, the Hyryder’s V variant is priced from Rs 16.04 lakh.

Tata Nexon EV

2023 Tata Nexon EV

  • The facelifted Tata Nexon EV arrived alongside the refreshed Nexon in September 2023. Even the electric SUV became a more feature-loaded offering with the update, and it is the only EV on this list.

  • The Nexon EV gets a 360-degree camera setup only on the range-topping Empowered trim, which starts at Rs 17.84 lakh.

Kia Seltos

2023 Kia Seltos

  • The Kia Seltos was the first compact SUV to get a 360-degree camera in India when it went on sale in 2019.

  • With the facelift, the SUV continues to be offered with this amenity, which is reserved for the top-of-the-line GTX+ and X-Line variants which are only available with automatic transmissions.

  • Kia retails the GTX+ trim from Rs 19.80 lakh, while the X-Line variants are priced at Rs 20 lakh.

Some popular mass-market models which haven’t made it to the list but come with a 360-degree camera include the Mahindra XUV700, Tata Harrier, Tata Safari, and Toyota Innova Hycross/ Maruti Invicto.

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Which other mass-market models would you like to see get this feature? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

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