Air pollution is a grave concern in India, particularly during festive seasons, and inhaling polluted air can significantly impact your health. Fortunately, there is a silver lining for car owners. Some cars come equipped with special air purifiers, ensuring that the air you breathe inside the car is not only clean but also safe, even when the air quality outside is poor. Here's a more in-depth look at 10 such cars that not only offer a smooth driving experience but also prioritize the quality of air inside the vehicle.
1. Kia Sonet: Smart Pure Air Purifier for a Breath of Fresh Air
Starting from the HTK Plus variant, the Kia Sonet is not just a compact SUV; it's a haven of fresh air. The Smart Pure air purifier integrated into this variant provides advanced protection against viruses and bacteria. Priced at Rs 9.64 lakh (ex-showroom), this feature ensures that your driving experience is not just enjoyable but also health-conscious.
2. Hyundai Venue: Elevating Driving Experience with Auto Healthy Air Purifier
The Hyundai Venue takes your driving experience up a notch with its Auto Healthy air purifier, available from the SX (O) trim. Priced at Rs 9.76 lakh (ex-showroom), this feature elevates your well-being during every journey, though it's essential to note that it's not offered with the diesel manual powertrain.
3. Kia Seltos: Innovative Air Purification with Extra Features
The Kia Seltos compact SUV is not just about style and performance; it's a pioneer in innovative air purification. Offering an integrated air purifier from the mid-spec HTK variants, introduced back in 2019, it goes beyond the basics. With haptic controls and a perfume diffuser, this feature transforms your driving space. The price starts from Rs 12.10 lakh (ex-showroom).
4. Tata Nexon: Dust Sensor-Equipped Air Purifier for Added Assurance
Tata Nexon, a popular sub-4m SUV, now comes with an air purifier equipped with dust sensors, ensuring an added layer of assurance against pollutants. Available in the top-spec Fearless variants, priced from Rs 12.50 lakh (ex-showroom), it's a testament to Tata's commitment to safety and well-being.
5. Hyundai Verna: Exclusive Air Purification for a Premium Experience
Setting itself apart from the competition, the Hyundai Verna stands as the only one in its segment to offer an integrated air purifier. Accessible from the higher-spec SX (O) variant, it adds a premium touch to your driving experience. Prices start from Rs 14.66 lakh (ex-showroom).
6. Hyundai Creta: Auto Healthy Air Purifier with Additional Features for Ultimate Comfort
The Hyundai Creta takes air purification to the next level with the Auto Healthy air purifier. Similar to the Seltos, it features haptic controls and a perfume diffuser, providing the ultimate comfort in driving. This feature is available from the SX variants onwards, with prices starting from Rs 14.81 lakh (ex-showroom).
7. Kia Carens: Comprehensive Protection with Virus and Bacteria Shield
The Kia Carens takes care of your well-being with an air purifier offering comprehensive protection against viruses and bacteria. Accessible from the mid-spec Luxury variants, priced from Rs 16.35 lakh (ex-showroom), it's a family-friendly option that prioritizes health and safety.
8. Tata Nexon EV: Electric Prowess Combined with AQI Display for Informed Driving
The facelifted Tata Nexon EV, the electric counterpart of its internal combustion engine version, combines electric prowess with a commitment to clean air. It comes with an air purifier and an AQI (air quality index) display. Available in the top-spec Empowered variants, prices start from Rs 17.84 lakh (ex-showroom), providing an informed and eco-conscious driving experience.
9. Tata Harrier: Purification Excellence with AQI Display for Transparency
The recently updated Tata Harrier excels not just in performance but also in purification. It features an air purifier with an AQI display for transparency in air quality. This feature is available from the mid-spec Adventure+ variant, with prices starting from Rs 21.69 lakh (ex-showroom).
10. Tata Safari: Adventure Plus with Air Purification for Spacious Comfort
Similar to the Harrier, the new Tata Safari ensures a spacious and purified driving experience. It includes an air purifier with an AQI display, accessible from the mid-spec Adventure+ variants. Prices start from Rs 22.49 lakh (ex-showroom), offering a luxurious and health-conscious driving option.
While these cars contribute significantly to protecting you from severe air pollution inside the vehicle, it's essential to exercise caution and limit outdoor activities during the festive season. If you must go out, wearing a mask can provide an additional layer of protection. Stay safe and breathe easy!