Touchscreen systems today have become a crucial element in the features list of most modern cars. Call it if you will entertainment, or just a way to make a cleaner appearance on the dashboard. But there is no going away from the fact these systems are, today, an integral part of the interior design of a car.
There was a time when these OEM based systems were a forte of cars over the Rs 25 lakhs price bracket, thus making them an object of aspiration for those with smaller pockets. However, today you can have an infotainment system that controls a variety of functions across the vehicle in cars that costs as little as Rs 4.3 lakhs. An ‘upgrade’ to an aftermarket head unit suddenly doesn’t really seem like one. Plus, there’s the small matter of retaining the warranty of your car.
So we’ve taken some of the best touchscreen infotainment systems from a variety of manufacturers who produce cars under the Rs 10 lakhs bracket and compared them, so that you, the consumer, need not go around touching strange screens a lot of times. In this list, we’ve left out the Tata system that’s being offered in the Tigor and Tiago NRG as its screen which, at 5.0-inches, is too small to be competitive. We did use this system in our Tigor long term car and you can read about that here.