Looking for budget-friendly hatchback that come with 6 or more airbags? Here’s the list of most safest low price cars in India.
The Indian car market has come a long way in the last ten years, and when it comes to safety, this statement makes sense even more. While all the cars now come with dual front airbags as standard, there are many budget cars in India which do feature additional side and curtain airbags as well, thus maximizing the aspect of cabin safety at the time of crash. Following is the list of ten most affordable cars with 6 or more airbags:
The Hyundai i20 is the only hatchback available in the country right now to feature a set of six airbags, in its category. The highest variant of the Hyundai i20, Asta (O), comes with front, side and curtain airbags. This particular variant can be had with a 1.2-liter petrol engine (83 PS/113 Nm) with a 5-speed manual, a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm) with a 7-speed DCT automatic and a 1.5-liter diesel (100 PS/240 Nm) with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai’s sub-four meter compact SUV, the Venue, has been one popular model and instrumental in bringing in volumes for the Korean car maker, since its launch. Like the i20, the Hyundai Venue too comes with six airbags in its top-spec SX (O) variant. This variant has been made available with a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm) with both 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT as well as a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS/240 Nm) with a 6-speed manual gearbox, all of which have been shared with the i20.
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The Kia Sonet is a distant cousin of the Hyundai Venue, with both of them sharing their platforms and engine options under their skin but with completely new design in and out. A total of six airbags are on offer in the Kia Sonet in its top-most GTX+ variant. This variant is being offered in two engine options – a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm), which can be had either with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS/240 Nm with manual and 115 PS/250 Nm with automatic), which is offered with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The Ford Ecosport was the first offering in the sub-four meter segment to offer dual front, side and curtain airbags in India. The Ecosport can be had with this safety features in its range topping S variant, which is available with both 1.5-liter petrol engine (123 PS/149 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS/215 Nm). Both these engine options come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
The Mahindra XUV300 is the first SUV in its segment and the most affordable vehicle in India to feature a driver side knee airbag, apart from the usual front, side and curtain airbags. This feature can be had in the highest variant of the XUV300, the W8(O). Both the 1.2-liter petrol engine (110 PS/200 Nm) and 1.5-liter diesel engine (115 PS/300 Nm) are on offer in this variant, with both the engines getting the transmission options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT. It is also the only SUV in this list to achieve a 5-star rating in Global NCAP crash tests.
The Toyota Yaris creates a benchmark in the compact sedan segment to offer a seventh airbag in the form of driver side knee airbag, in addition to front, side and curtain airbags. The best part is that unlike other cars in this segment, this feature has been made standard across the lineup, with J MT, G MT, J CVT, G CVT, V MT, V CVT and VX CVT variants getting up to seven airbags. A 1.5-liter petrol engine (107 PS/140 Nm) is the standard powertrain across all variants, which can be had with a 5-speed manual or a CVT depending on the variant.
When the second generation Hyundai Verna was launched in India, it became the most affordable sedan to feature six airbags in its cabin, something which the current facelifted third generation model continues to get. This feature has been made available in the top-most SX (O) variant of the Hyundai Verna, which is there on sale with a 1.5-liter petrol engine (115 PS/144 Nm) with both 6-speed manual and CVT, 1.5-liter diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm) with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT and a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm) with only a 7-speed DCT.
The Honda City needs no introduction in the Indian car market, for it is responsible in making the compact sedan segment such a popular space in India. The City has always been a feature-rich sedan and the top-spec ZX variant of the sedan comes with a total of six airbags as standard. The ZX variant can be had with either a 1.5-liter petrol engine (121 PS/145 Nm), which is available with a 6-speed manual or a CVT, or a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS/200 Nm) which is being offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Ever since its launch, the Hyundai Creta has been made available with its range topping SX(O) variant with six airbags. Currently, the SX (O) variant of the Hyundai Creta is available with three different powertrain options to choose from. These powertrain options are a 1.5-liter petrol engine (115 PS/144 Nm) with CVT, 1.5-liter diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm) with 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic or a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine (140 PS/242 Nm) with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
Like the Creta, its platform-based sibling, the Kia Seltos too comes equipped with a total of six airbags in its top-spec GTX+ variants, which also come with a host of other cosmetic additions and features. The GTX+ trim is being offered with a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine (140 PS/242 Nm), with both 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT gearbox options, as well as a 1.5-liter diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm) with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.