Air pollution is one of the most serious problems we face in our daily life, especially in big cities. It is a major threat to health and climate that cannot be ignored. In addition to its dangerous effects on humans, it also increases the spread of the deadly COVID-19 infection. In addition to disinfectants and masks, people are now adding air purifiers to their cars in search of better protection against COVID-19. Along these lines, we bring you a list of 7 affordable cars that are offered with air purifiers.
Kia India recently launched the updated version of the Sonet SUV in the country. The compact SUV is one of the most feature-packed models in its class. In addition to the first-class offerings, you also get a virus-protected smart air purifier along with a real-time air quality display. An air purifier is integrated into the front center armrest. It’s the same unit that’s also offered in its bigger sibling, Seltos. Other features available on the SUV include the Bose premium audio system, a 10.25-inch touch screen navigation system, ventilated seats, rear-door sunshades, and more. The SUV is priced in the range of ₹ 6.79 lakh to ₹ 13.25 lakh (ex-showroom).
The next car on our list is the Kia Seltos. The SUV was the first product from the South Korean automaker to have an air-purifying function. It comes with the Smart Pure Air Purifier with HEPA filter, which is also a major feature in this segment. Integrated with the center armrest, it is integrated with a digital display that displays the cabin air quality in real-time. This feature is only available on HTX and GTX models. SUV starts at ₹ 9.95 lakh, and goes up to ₹ 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The Kia Carnival MPV also comes with an air purifier on board.
Next up is the premium Hyundai hatchback, the i20. Interestingly, it is the first luxury hatchback in the country to receive a cabin air purifier. The OxyBoost air purifier with air quality indicator promises fresh air inside the cabin. This air purification function is offered only in the Asta and Asta (O) variants of cars. The price of the next-generation i20 ranges between ₹ 6.85 lakh – ₹ 11.34 lakh (ex-showroom). The car comes loaded with features like ambient lighting, a digital array with a multi-information TFT display, a Bose stereo system with 7 speakers, Hyundai BlueLink technology, and more.
The new generation Hyundai Creta was an instant hit in India when it went on sale last year in March. It is the third vehicle from the South Korean automaker to get the air purification feature. The automaker offers the automatic health air purifier in the SX and SX (O) variants. There is also a small screen to control the air purifier. Other features of the Creta SUV include ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, window shades for the rear passengers, rear air conditioning vents, and more. SUV prices range in the range of ₹ 9.99 lakh to ₹ 17.70 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Hyundai Venue was the first compact SUV in its class to receive an air-purification unit. The SUV has this feature only in two versions: the SX (DCT) and the SX (O). The air filtration unit fitted in the SUV comes with a HEPA filter. The SUV is a good value for money product that includes features like wireless charging, audio-video navigation, power button, leather seats, cruise control, sunroof, automatic climate control, an 8-inch screen with Arkamys system, and more. It is priced in the range of ₹ 6.92 lakh to ₹ 11.76 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Renault Kiger is the most affordable compact SUV in the Indian market. The French carmaker offers five SUV accessory kits that include an air purifier. Other key features of the vehicle are a wireless phone charger, an 8-inch floating touch screen unit, a 7-inch digital instrument console, climate control, engine start and stop, Arkamays 3D audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The prices of the SUV start at ₹ 5.45 lakh, which goes up to ₹ 9.75 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Magnite Subcompact is an affordable offering from the Japanese automaker. It is another product that has the function of purifying the air. However, the automaker does offer this feature as an option in the technical package, and it does not have a factory-installed air purification unit. This optional accessory is available on the XV and XV Premium models. It is priced from ₹ 5.59 lakh for the XE variant, going up to ₹ 9.90 lakh for the XV Premium CVT variant (all prices ex-showroom).