Cars with ventilated seats are a real blessing in the hot weather of India. If your car is parked in the sun then the hole cabin acts like a pressure cooker. Sometimes the cars become hot to the point where you can not even sit in them. Cooled or ventilated seats is a new features that is seen on some cars which cools the most touched point in the car that is the seat.
Kia Sonet is a compact SUV and this might be the most affordable car with cooled seats. It sure does get the option of Ventilated seats but only in the HTX+ and GTX+ variant.
The ventilated seats option starts at a starting price of Rs 11,65,000. The top most variant is priced at Rs 13,19,000. There are 3 levels of cooling and it does not have a heating function. The cooled seats are available for the passenger and the driver seat at the front. Rear passengers do not get this option.
Another SUV from Kia gets ventilated seats. It is the Kia Seltos. This too gets cooled seats on the HTX+ and GTX+ variant.
Both the driver and co-passenger get this function. There are 3 levels of cooling on these ventilated seats and similar to the Sonet it too gets only cooling function. Prices for the variant with ventilated seats start from Rs 15,59,000 and goes almost up to Rs 17,65,000.
Hyundai Creta offers ventilated seats only in one variant – SX(O). This is priced at Rs 16,07,800 and the top most iteration of the SX(O) goes up to Rs 17,48,800.
These seats too are only cooled seats and they too don’t have heated function.
The Hyundai Verna is the most affordable Sedan that comes with the option of ventilated seats. This is listed in the SX(O) and the SX(O) Turbo.
Pricing of the SX(O) starts at Rs 12,75,700 and goes up to Rs 15,19,700.
The Hyundai Elantra offers cooled seats. This too like the other Hyundai products gets ventilated seats on the SX(O). Prices start at Rs 17,83,000 and go up to Rs 21,10,000.
MG Hector 2021
For the update in 2021 MG Hector got introduced with cooled seats. These are positioned quite hidden on the centre console. These too come with a cooling function but not a heating function but the light on the button is orange which indicates heated seats.
This is an odd ball when it comes to cooled seats. The Kia Carnival gets ventilated seats only for the driver. This is quite odd as this car is considered to be a chauffeur driver car and all the comfort lies in the rear seat.
Toyota Camry has a ventilated seats function which also has a heated function. This car takes it further with heated mirrors which is necessary for cold weather.
The Skoda Superb gets the heated seats but these come with cooled feature. Sadly this feature is not available at the rear where this cars real clientele lies.
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