India has never been a country where car safety was considered as a parameter while buying a new car. This is changing though. With people becoming aware of the safety norms across the world, they are now demanding the same levels of safety from manufacturers here. Seeing this, manufacturers are reacting by adding a basic safety kit (ABS/ Dual airbags) to most of their cars. Some however have gone a step further to protect their customers. Here are 7 affordable cars that offer 6 airbags.
The cheapest car in the Indian market to offer 6 airbags (Driver/Co-Driver/Side curtain). Available only on the top-of-the line Titanium+ version, you can have one both in petrol and diesel guise. Pricing for the petrol version is Rs 6.51 lakhs and that for the diesel is Rs 7.60 lakhs. This is the only hatchback on sale in the country today to offer 6 airbags.
Ford Figo Aspire
The next car on the list is the Figo’s sibling, the Aspire. Like the Figo, this car too offers 6 airbags on the top-of-the line Titanium + trim. Also like the Figo, this one too has petrol and diesel engines on offer on that trim level. Pricing for the petrol is Rs 7.38 lakhs and that for the diesel is Rs 8.47 lakhs.
The third car on the list, unsurprisingly is also a Ford. The Ecosport made an all new segment when it was launched. Ford offers 6 airbags on all 3 engine options on sale in the Ecosport. The cheapest one being the Ecoboost petrol priced at Rs 9.45 lakhs.
Ford has done a great job by offering such safety features on all their models on sale.
The Hyundai Verna was the car that dethroned the Honda City from the segment leader position when it was launched. Offering a wide variety of engine and transmission options, it appealed to all. The car is loaded with all the possible bells and whistles. The SX(O) version also offers 6 airbags. The variant comes in both petrol and diesel form and is priced at Rs 10.82 lakhs & 12.27 lakhs respectively.
The Creta is India’s most popular compact SUV. Hyundai as usual offers a lot of equipment on the Creta. The top of the line SX(O) version, as is on the Verna gets 6 airbags. This one is only available with the diesel engine though. It is priced at Rs 14.42 lakhs
The Jetta is a robust and solidly built car which has now begun to show its age. However VW offers 6 airbags as standard across the range of the Jetta. Even the base Trendline variant gets it which is a really good thing for a buyer not wanting a top-of-the line variant, yet wanting safety features. The petrol starts at Rs 14.69 lakhs whereas the diesel starts at Rs 15.86 lakhs.
Mahindra XUV 500
Mahindra is offering dual airbags as standard across the range of the XUV. On the high-end W8 & W10 variants, it also offers 6 airbags as standard. Pricing for the same starts at Rs 15.20 lakhs.
All prices ex-showroom Delhi