Safety features are not mandatory in cars sold in India. However, there are manufacturers who offer basic safety features like dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) as standard in the budget segment vehicles. We bring you the ten cheapest vehicles that offer all these features.
Price: Rs. 4.59 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Maruti launched the all-new hatchback, the Ignis last year. It is the cheapest vehicle in the market to offer ABS, EBD and dual front airbags in the market. Also, the Ignis offers all these features as standard across all the variants. The Ignis is the cheapest car sold through the Nexa premium network of the company and packs a lot of features. The Ignis is offered with petrol and diesel engines and both the engine options are available with optional AMT.
Mahindra KUV 100
Price: Rs. 4.82 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Mahindra launched the facelift of the KUV 100 last year and the vehicle is now known as KUV 100 NXT. Mahindra now offers 6 seat version of the car as standard while customers can get the 5-seat variant on order. The KUV 100 NXT is the cheapest vehicle in the Mahindra portfolio with ABS + EBD and Dual airbags and EBD. All the “plus” variants of the KUV get dual airbags while all the other variants are equipped with ABS and EBD.
Price: Rs. 4.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Tata Tiago is the best selling vehicle from Tata. The top variant of the Tiago is equipped with ABS, EBD and dual airbags. The other variants of the Tiago offer dual front airbags on all the variants except the base variant.
Price: Rs. 5.24 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Even though the Maruti Swift is cheaper offering and offers all three safety features, the Figo is on the list because Maruti has stopped the production of the Swift and the all-new Swift is due. And of course, we do not have the prices of the upcoming Swift. The Figo is the rare vehicles in the segment to offer as many as six airbags. However, the apart from the base variant, all the other variants get ABS, EBD and dual airbags as standard.
Price: Rs. 5.26 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The all-new Baleno hatchback bought back the legendary moniker in the Indian market. Baleno is Maruti’s first ever premium hatchback in the market and the vehicle is quite popular in the market. It is sold through the premium network of the Maruti, the Nexa and gets the safety features like ABS, EBD and dual front airbags as standard across all the variants.
Price Rs. 5.41 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Tata cars are known for their value for money. The Tiago based Tigor sedan is the cheapest sedan in the market to offer airbags, ABS + EBD as standard. The variant placed above the base, XT gets dual front airbags, ABS and EBD as standard.
Price: Rs. 5.43 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Maruti Dzire was launched last year and the vehicle has gained massive popularity in the market. The lighter and better-looking Dzire became the one the highest selling vehicles soon after its launch. Maruti offers ABS, EBD and dual front airbags as standard across all the variants of the Dzire.
Toyota Etios Liva
Price: Rs. 5.44 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Toyota Etios Liva is the entry-level vehicle from Toyota. The hatchback gets the ABS, EBD and dual front airbags as standard starting from the base variant. Toyota was one of the first manufacturers to introduce standard safety features across all the variants in India.
Nissan Micra Active
Price: Rs. 5.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Nissan Micra Active is the low-cost variant of the Micra. The top variant of the Nissan Micra Active is offered with ABS, EBD plus dual airbags. It also gets Brake Assist on the top variant. The other two variants of the Micra get standard driver side airbag.
Price: Rs. 5.85 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The Tata Nexon marked Tata’s entry in the sub 4-meter compact SUV segment last year and the vehicle has gained a decent number of customers in the market. The Nexon is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options and safety features like ABS, EBD plus dual front airbags are standard across all the variants.