- Dashcams are important for various reasons.
- Most Hyundai SUVs get dashcam straight from the factory.
- Some recently launched special edition models also feature dashcams.
A dashcam, short for a dashboard camera, is a crucial device that records video footage of the vehicle’s surroundings and can provide evidence in the event of an accident. And in some circumstances, it can also be beneficial to make insurance claims. While you can get it as an accessory, several models nowadays come with a factory-fitted dashcam setup. Here is a closer look at the top new cars and SUVs that offer dash camera as standard fitment.
1. Hyundai Exter
The range-topping SX (O) Connect variant of the Hyundai Exter, priced between Rs 9.32 lakh and Rs 10.10 lakh (ex-showroom), comes with a dual dashcam setup that records not only the surroundings of the vehicle but also the cabin, allowing for the monitoring of the driving behaviour as well. It can also be beneficial in recording attempts like theft and vandalism.
2. Renault Triber Urban Night Edition
The recently launched Renault Triber Urban Night Edition comes with a 9.66-inch Smart Mirror Monitor in place of the conventional IRVM. It can be used both as an interior rear-view mirror and a dual dashcam to see and record the footage from front and rear cameras. It also supports wireless smartphone connectivity that allows users to download the recorded content on their smartphones.
Since it’s a special edition variant, it also sports a stealthier-looking all-black exterior paint scheme with Stardust Silver accents, bumper garnish, headlamp bezel, chrome garnish for the trunk, illuminated scuff plates and puddle lamps.
It is worth noting that the Triber Urban Night Edition is a limited-edition model, with the production limited to only 300 units. To owe one, customers will have to shell out an additional Rs 14,999 over the regular RXZ variant of the Triber, upon which it is based.
3. Renault Kiger Urban Night Edition
Similar to the Triber cross-MPV, the Renault Kiger sub-4m SUV has also received a limited “Urban Night” edition for this festive season, which also features a Smart Mirror Monitor, along with the same cosmetic treatments. Additionally, it also gets blacked-out alloys and ambient lighting, distinguishing it from the Triber Urban Night Edition.
Based on the top-spec RXZ variant, the Kiger Urban Night Edition bears a price premium of Rs 14,999 over the standard model. Only 300 units of this special edition model will be sold. So hurry up if you desire one.
4. Hyundai Venue N-Line and Venue Knight Edition
The Hyundai Venue N-Line was the first mass-market offering to get a factory-fitted dual dashcam setup. Currently, this feature is available from the N6 variant of the performance-oriented Venue.
Hyundai has also recently extended this feature to the regular version of the Venue with the launch of the new “Knight Edition” variant. It also gets the trendy all-black treatment both inside and out, along with a dual-camera dashcam and several other add-ons.
While the Venue Knight Edition comes in three variants: S (O), SX and SX (O), the dashcam is limited to just SX and SX (O) trims, which are priced between Rs 11.33 lakh and Rs 13.33 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Hyundai Venue N Line ranges from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 13.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
5. Skoda Slavia Ambition Plus
Last month, Skoda launched the new mid-spec Ambition Plus variant for the Slavia sedan at a starting price of Rs 12.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Based on the standard Ambition trim, this new variant features an exterior chrome garnish package and an in-built dashcam that captures the view ahead.
6. Hyundai Creta and Alcazar Adventure Editions
India’s most popular mid-size SUV, the Hyundai Creta, along with its three-row version, the Alcazar, has recently received limited-run Adventure Editions. In addition to the various cosmetic enhancements and a new paint scheme, both special editions also receive a dual-camera dashcam.
The Hyundai Creta Adventure Edition is based on the SUV’s SX petrol-manual and
SX (O) petrol-CVT variants, with prices ranging from Rs 15.17 lakh to Rs 17.89 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Alcazar Adventure Edition is available with both Platinum and Signature (O) variants, offering turbo-petrol and diesel engine options. It is priced between Rs 19.04 lakh and Rs 21.24 lakh (ex-showroom).