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The recent safety norms made mandatory by the government of India have led to huge leaps in the safety of vehicles plying on Indian roads. One among the major necessities of the BNVSAP rules is the presence of two airbags in every car. However, the makers have gone ahead and have started offering multiple airbags in their models. This not only enhances the safety of the cars, it also sets a trend for other cars to follow, and a safer trend at that. Therefore, in this list we have compiled such affordable models in the market that offer 6 airbags.
Price starts from Rs. 6.65 lakh
Ford recently launched the facelift version of their entry level hatchback Figo in the Indian market. The latest model of Figo comes with improvement over the previous models and locks horns with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 in the market. The company sells the hatch with both petrol and diesel options. The top end Blu model of the hatch comes with 6 airbags. This also makes the Figo the most affordable option on the list with 6 airbags.
Price starts from Rs. 7.46 lakh
Ford Freestyle is a crossover style car based on the Figo hatchback. The Freestyle takes on the likes of Tata Tiago NRG, Maruti Celerio X, and VW Cross Polo in the Indian market. The Freestyle comes with a rugged styling defined by the black body cladding all around the cross hatch. With the mandatory 2 airbags standard across the range, the Titanium Plus trim of the crossover offers 6 airbags.
Price starts from Rs. 7.72 lakh
Apart from the Figo, the maker had also launched the facelifted version of Aspire in the Indian market and the sub-4 meter compact sedan locks horns with Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, and Volkswagen Ameo in the Indian market. Prices for Aspire sedan start at Rs. 5.89 lakhs, ex-showroom and just like the Fresstlye, the Aspire offers 6 airbags with the Titanium Plus trim, making it the most affordable sedan on the list offering 6 airbags.
Hyundai Elite i20
Price starts at Rs. 8.07 lakh
The South Korean maker offers Elite i20 with features like Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, keyless entry, start-stop feature, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, cooled glove box, and sliding front armrest. However, apart from the features, the safety is also taken care of with 6 airbags in top Asta model.
Hyundai i20 Active
Price starts at Rs. 8.56 lakh
After the Elite i20 comes the i20 Active, which is essentially a crossover version of the premium segment hatch. Here too, 6 airbags are offered on the top model of the hatch.
Price starts at Rs. 10.60 lakh
Yet another Hyundai entry, Venue has rocketed to the top of the sales chart in its segment and has managed to dethrone the long time leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Apart from the plethora of features, Hyundai also offers 6 airbags on the sub-4 metre compact SUV from the SX (O) trim.
Price starts at Rs. 10 lakh
Ford recently launched the Thunder variant of the Ecosport in India to spruce up the sales of the sub compact SUV in the market. A segment starter, the EcoSport is also offered with 6 airbags in the Indian market from the Titanium Plus trim. Also EcoSport was the lone 6 airbag car in segment before arrival of other rivals.
Price starts at Rs. 11.64 lakh
Yet another entry from the sub-4 metre compact SUV segment, the XUV300 from the Indian maker is actually based on SsangYong Tivoli and comes loaded with features. Forget 6 airbags as the SUV from Mahindra comes with 7 airbags. However, this is offered only from the W8(O) trim of the SUV.
Price starts at Rs. 8.08 lakh
Like all its other models in the market, Hyundai offers a myriad of features on the Verna. Some of them are positioning lamps, electric wing mirrors with fold function, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, electric sunroof, automatic boot lid opening. The safety is taken care by 6 airbags from the SX(O) trim.
Price starts at Rs. 9.29 lakh
Although Toyota Yaris is a slow seller in the Indian market, this does not mean that the maker renowned for its quality and safety will skimp on the Yaris. The Yaris is the only car to come with 7 airbags as standard acorns the entire model range in the market.