Thursday, May 31, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Safest cars running on India roads priced below Rs 10 lakhs
Indian car market is highly price sensitive and customers look for cars which return high fuel economy, however with time things have changed too. Auto companies now also offering safety features which were earlier only offered in the high end cars but now it can also be seen in hatchbacks and entry level sedans, SUVs etc. Some of the popular cars priced under Rs 10 lakh running on India roads that come with top notch safety features include Hyundai i20 premium hatchback.
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The hatch when launched in India surprised the auto aficionados with innovative comfort and safety features which were even not present in the C segment sedans. Hyundai i20 hatchback is certainly counted as one of the safest cars to drive with safety features like six airbags including 1 driver and passenger airbag along with four side airbags. Hyundai i20 ASTA is bestowed with these safety features and come with a price tag of Rs 6.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Along with six airbags, the hatch is equipped with ABS and EBD which further make a safe car.
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Some of the other safety features adorned by the hatch are reverse parking camera, darkness sensing head lamps, advanced engine immobiliser, reverse parking sensors and speed auto door locks with seat belts. Another car from the clan of Hyundai India is known for the safety features that it is stuffed with; we are talking about Hyundai Verna here. Hyundai Verna petrol high end variant is proffered with six airbags, ABS, EBD, disc brakes on all four wheels, rear parking assist system-a visual guide to parking, rear proximity sensors detects intruding cars/object with alarm and impact sensing auto door unlock which unlocks the door automatically in case of a mishap. Apart from these features, the sedan also comes equipped with speed sensing auto door locks after speed of 15 kmph, height adjustable seat belts and superior engine immobilizer. The top end version loaded with these astonishing safety features is priced at Rs 9.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
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Another vehicle that is priced at Rs 7.47 lakh and offers ample safety features is the Mahindra Xylo D2 trim; however the high end version of this multi utility vehicle, Mahindra Xylo E9 is proffered at Rs 10.47 lakh (ex-showroom price). Mhindra Xylo E8 which is placed a notch lower than Mahindra Xylo E9 comes with a price tag of Rs 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom price). Coming to the safety features that it is armed with include, SRS airbags, front disc and rear drum brakes which are harmonised with the ABS along with EBD. Other than these, intelligent parking reverse assist function, tubeless tyres, engine immobiliser, rear defogger with wash and wiper function are some of the other safety features that the multi utility vehicle offers.