Apps that can help you skip that car dealership visit.
JUST like the Navi, there are cars that you can explore via an official app. They replicate nearly everything you’d want to experience before your purchase—except maybe that ‘new car’ smell.
Slotted for a June launch, this sub-4 metre sedan from Volkswagen can be toured at the touch of a button. Photo and video galleries detail the exteriors and interiors of the car, while a variant-wise breakdown of features helps potential buyers decide on the trim that’s perfect for them. Pre-bookings can be done through the app, too. Details: volkswagen.co.in
Renault started the trend of car-buying apps in India, with the launch of the mobile app for the Kwid. Apart from a 360-degree view of the car, it also lists reviews and comparisons with competing models. The app is a hit, considering that as of May, the Renault has received 1.25 lakh bookings and sold 50,000 units of the Kwid since its launch last September. Details: renault.co.in
Besides a view of the exterior and interior of the new Tata hatchback, aspiring owners can also get a quick ‘virtual’ test drive. The app immerses the user in a simulated environment, where they can experience what it’s like to be inside a Tiago. The virtual experience also includes a quick cameo from Tata’s brand ambassador, footballer Lionel Messi. Details: tatamotors.com/