New Delhi: A renowned business personality and former chairman of Tata Sons died recently in a road accident that raised serious questions about road safety in India.
While Indian roads are some of the most dangerous in the world to drive, given the number of fatal accidents reported every year, it is also the substandard and less equipped cars that are partly responsible for such a high death rate.
The Indian government is working at a fast pace to mandate the use of safety devices in cars and after making ABS with EBD and dual airbags mandatory, it has taken a step forward to mandate 6 airbags in a car.
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With things changing fast and incidents like Cyrus Mistry’s death putting the spotlight on road safety, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 cars from each segment that offer 6 airbags under Rs 15 lakh:
1. Kia Carens
First on our list of safest cars is also the latest launch in India with 6 airbags as standard across all variants. The Kia Carens MPV has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and you don’t need a top-end variant to get the six-seater variant as its standard feature, so it’s the most. affordable car in india with 6 airbags.
2. Hyundai i20
The Hyundai i20 is a premium hatchback and also among the most affordable cars on this list with 6 airbags. The Asta (O) variant with 6 airbags comes at a price of Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom). In addition to 6 airbags, the Hyundai i20 is among the cars with the most features in the segment.
3. Venue Hyundai
Another Hyundai on the list is the compact SUV Hyundai Venue, which offers 6 airbags with a pocket-friendly price tag. You can have the Hyundai Venue with 6 airbags in the SX (O) variant, which is one of the premium variants. The price of the six airbags Hyundai Venue starts at Rs 11.3 lakh (ex-showroom).
4. Kia Seltos
Another Kia on the list is the newly launched 2022 Kia Seltos, which represents the mid-size SUV segment. Kia India has recently launched an updated version of the SUV and like the Carens it now comes with 6 airbags as standard across all variants which means you can buy an SUV with 6 airbags for Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and prices go up to Rs . 18.65 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec model.
5. Hyundai Verna
The Hyundai Verna is the only sedan on this list and probably the most affordable with 6 airbags. Hyundai offers 6 airbags in the Verna SX (O). The Hyundai Verna with 6 airbags starts at Rs 11.1 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up further depending on the variants. The Hyundai Verna is the third car on our list from the South Korean automaker.
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