Safest Hatchback Cars to Buy in India
Safest Hatchback Cars to Buy in India
Indian roads and traffic have been a topic of discussion since ages.The cases of rash driving and casualties in road accidents in India are on the rise.
Insane speed combined with the lack of safety features can prove fatal. Safe driving is the only mantra stay alive.
Buying a car equipped with all safety features is important. If you are planning to buy a hatchback this year, here is a list of the safest hatchback cars in India:
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
Priced at 9.19 Lakh (Petrol), the hottest hatchback is equipped with advanced safety features such as ABS, ESP, EBD, dual airbags, Hill holds the drive assists and wider tires.
It also has an International Safety Rating.
Honda Jazz SV
The car is priced at 6.96 Lakh (Petrol) and 8.31 Lakh (Diesel).
It comes equipped with central locking system with remote, Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and airbags for two drivers and co-driver.
Hyundai Elite I20 Asta
The popular hatchback in India is priced at 7.74 Lakh (Petrol) and 8.97 Lakh (Diesel).
It comes integrated with six airbags and international safety Rating. The top-of-the line Asta trim features airbags (driver and co-passenger), remote central locking, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), child safety lock, and engine immobilizer.
Other security features include seat belt warning, rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensor with the camera, automatic headlamps, and front fog lamps, and indicators for door ajar warning.
Fiat Punto Evo Emotion
The diesel car is priced at 7.47 Lakh. It is available with safety features including airbags, electronic brake force distribution, passenger airbags, ABS, engine immobilizer, power door lock, central locking, rear wiper, child safety lock, turn indicators on ORVM and headlamp beam adjuster.
Safety Features to Look for in your Hatchback
In India, it is tough to achieve advanced features in an automotive vehicle without shelling out a good amount of money.
You may require extending the budget to around 15 Lakh+ (on road price).
Some of the most advanced safety features offered in India include:
– ESP (Electronic Stability Control Program)
– Traction Control
– Hill Hold Drive Assist
– Auto Dimming IRVM
– Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
– Attention Assist
The above listed are not standard features for hatchback cars.
Consider the following basic Standard Safety features to ensure safety for you and your family.
An acronym for Anti-Lock Braking System, it is an advanced version of the conventional braking system.
The present age ABS will prevent vehicle skids. It will allow the vehicle control to remain intact. The feature is also useful in reducing stopping distance on the slippery or wet road surface.
Dual Front Airbags
This is a post catastrophe safety feature. It plays a pivotal role in preventing a passenger from a fatality in case of a frontal crash.
During a collision, the airbag of the driver comes from the steering wheel. The airbag of passenger deploys from the dashboard.
The feature helps in cleaning fog in the rear windshield. A defogger is very useful during winters.
It keeps you protected on hilly areas and during the early morning drive.
The fog and mist drops will be instantly cleared from rear windshield.
Previously, it was marked a feature. Collapsible steering has turned as standard in hatchback cars in India. Unfortunately, a recent research has revealed that over 90 per cent of Hatchback Cars is still sold in the Indian market without these features as ‘standard’.
Collapsible steering columns are requisite in cars. Without this mechanism, steering column may impale the driver under an impact.
Collapsible steering tends to absorb a good amount of energy received at the front of the vehicle in case of a crash.
Hence, the energy of the impact will not be completely transferred to the driver.
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