Only a couple of years back, LED headlamps were used to be a feature offered by only luxury vehicles. Today, many new affordable vehicles offer LED headlamps in the Indian market. LED headlamps are much brighter than the regular halogen lamps that are widely used in affordable vehicles. Such headlamps offer up to 15,000 lumens of brightness while the regular halogen lamps only offer up to 2,000 lumens. LED lamps also use less power than the regular lamps. Which are the cars in the affordable segment that offer such advanced lamps? Let’s find out.
Price starts at Rs. 4.66 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
The Ignis was the first car in the affordable segment to offer LED headlamps. It is also the cheapest vehicle to provide LED headlamps in India. Ignis is the entry-level Nexa vehicle which offers many premium features like touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, airbags, ABS, and high level of customisation.
Price starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
Maruti launched the all-new Swift earlier this year. The mid-size hatchback is nothing like the previous version of the vehicle and utilises a new platform, which makes it lighter. The new Dzire also offers a long list of features and is the first car in the segment to offer LED headlamps. The Swift has been one of the most loved cars in the market and with the new features and plusher cabin, many more people are choosing the Swift over its rivals.
Price starts at Rs. 5.56 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
Maruti launched the all-new Dzire in the Indian market last year. The completely revamped compact sedan offers a new experience to the customers and offers a much more premium and plush cabin. Dzire is the first and only car to offer the feature in the segment. The Dzire has become the top-selling car in India and offers a wide range of variants for various needs of the customer in the market.
Price starts at Rs. 8.19 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
Volkswagen Vento has been around for a while in the Indian market now. The Vento is known for its solid build quality and an enthusiastic driving dynamics. The German brand launched a new Highline Plus trim last year with many new features including all-LED headlamps. The variant also gets LED DRL and a reverse camera. The new trim is available in four different variants.
Price starts at Rs. 8.72 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
The City is a legendary car that recently completed 20 years in the Indian market. The Honda City is still a status symbol among the middle-class Indian families as it offers an extremely sophisticated equipment list. The City offers leather seats, sunroof, an advanced Honda DigiPad infotainment system, 6-airbags and much more. One of the most exciting features of the new City is the all-LED headlamps and DRL that gives it an identity of its own.
Toyota Corolla Altis
Price starts at Rs. 15.7 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
Toyota launched the facelifted version of the Corolla Altis premium sedan in India last year. The Corolla Altis is the highest selling sedan in the segment and offers a plush interior with leather seats and reclining rear seats. The trusted Toyota Corolla is often bought by the chauffeur-driven owners because of its comfortable rear seats. The car also offers advanced Bi-beam LED headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps.
Price starts at Rs. 9.99 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
The beautiful looking SUV, Captur offers a curvy body that attracts many. The vehicle gets advanced Innovative Lighting System (ILS) that are full-LED headlamp system. This is the first vehicle in the segment to offer such a feature in India. The all-LED headlamp system is called sparkle lamps by Renault because of their elegant shape and shine. The high tech system eliminates the need for different fog lamps and keeps the front-end clean.
Price starts at Rs. 8.62 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
The Maruti S-Cross received a mild-facelifted design and a mild hybrid system last year in India. The premium crossover is the flagship NEXA vehicle and after the update, the S-Cross has become quite popular in the Indian market. The new S-Cross with its new grille and all-LED headlamps looks quite stunning on the road. The full-LED set-up is similar to the other Maruti cars that offer LED lamps.
Toyota Innova Crysta
Price starts at Rs. 13.52 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
The Innova is the best selling car in its segment since a long time now. The people mover is extremely popular in its segment because of its bullet-proof engine and the comfort it offers. The Innova offers automatic LED headlamps that turn on by itself whenever it senses that the natural light is not sufficient. Innova Crysta looks quite good and with the high comfort level and instrument list, it beats its closest competitor by a huge margin.
Price starts at Rs. 16.03 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi
The premium sedan, Skoda Octavia received a facelift last year in India. With the update, the car gets four headlamp set-up at the front that mimics the old Mercedes-Benz design. The headlamps are special as they offer customised illumination as per the needs. The adaptive headlamp system can shift the light pattern on the road to suit various conditions like rain, speed, load and steering angle. The light patterns are gradually shifted so that driver can keep focus on the road.