While climbing a steep hill, hill assist stops a car from rolling back
There was a time when cars were a mere mode of transport. Today, they have turned into machines that offer fun and happiness to those who love to get behind the wheels and venture off to the unknown lands to explore the unexplored. Miles after miles on the straight highway to the treacherous hilly roads of Leh&Ladakh, cars in the present times have been designed to churn out heavy performance in any condition. Talking about hilly roads, climbing a steep is never a straightforward task for any vehicle because there is always a chance of rolling back. That is why most of the SUVs in the market are now equipped with hill assist. If you are someone who visits hilly terrains now and then, you can check out this list of the most affordable cars with hill assist in India.
Ford Freestyle- For many, the Ford Freestyle is a compact SUV. However, in our book of thoughts; it is a hot-hatch. There are two iterations of the Ford Freestyle that one can purchase in India. The first one is a diesel variant with a 1,499cc engine, whereas the second one is a petrol variant with a 1,194cc engine. Depending on the iteration, the Ford Freestyle offers a mileage between 18 and 24 kilometres per litre. Equipped with hill assist, the Freestyle retails at INR 7.27 lakh for the base variant whereas the top of trim is available at INR 9.02 lakh.
Kia Seltos- An SUV slightly on the premium side, the Kia Seltos is available in three petrol engine variants and one diesel model. The petrol engine variants are powered by 1,497cc/1498cc/1,353cc engines whereas the diesel model flaunts a 1,493cc powertrain. Not to forget, the car offers various transmission settings. Apart from being equipped with a hill assist, the Seltos also features a hill descent control system. The base variant of the Kia Seltos begins at INR 9.95 lakh, whereas the top of the trim model goes up to INR 17.65 lakh.
Mahindra XUV300- One of the most affordable compact SUVs in the market, the XUV300 retails at INR 7.95-13.09 lakh. The XUV 300 is available in several engine variants ranging from 1,197cc to 1,497cc along with petrol and diesel fuel iterations. Not to forget, it also offers several models with sunroof along with multiple transmission options. Not merely the hill assist system but there are many other safety features available in the XUV300.