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3 safest cars under Rs 10 lakh

Last updated on: May 31, 2012 07:32 IST

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E
ven though automobile sales are moving northward year after year in India, most buyers look for the price, fuel efficiency comfort and modern features while buying a car.

One important aspect that most choose to ignore is the car's safety features. The acceptable norm was that such features are only available in high-end cars.

Fortunately the concept is changing, and more and more car makers are now also concentrating on providing ample safety features to woo prospective buyers.

Let's check out some of the safest cars in the price range of less than Rs 10 lakh.

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Hatchback: Hyundai i20

The hatchback from Korean auto giant carries some revolutionary safety features since its initial launch in India and is regarded as the safest car in the segment.

The safety feature loaded top end version ASTA is priced at Rs 621,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Airbags

There are as many as 6 airbags, with 2 driver and passenger airbag along with 4 side airbags that protects the occupants resulting in no or minimal injuries in case of major accidents.

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Braking

The feature of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) actually prevent the wheels from locking at sudden braking particularly on wet or slippery surfaces.

Moreover the EBD applies equal braking required on each wheel resulting in anti-skid and greater stability.

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The other essential safety features include reverse parking camera, darkness sensing head lamps, advanced engine immobiliser, reverse parking sensors and speed sensing auto door locks along with seat belts for all.

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Sedan: Hyundai Verna

The safest sedan in its segment is not only famous for its enchanting outer style and host of features inside, but also for some exceptional safety features that were never seen before in the segment.

The top end petrol model of Hyundai Verna sedan is priced at Rs 920,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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On the whole, there are 6 airbags in the car - the dual airbags for driver and co-passenger, while the rest as curtain and side airbags for optimum protection of occupants inside the cabin.

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The brakes are assisted with safety feature of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) that looks after locking of vehicle while skidding and is supported by Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that supplies equal force on the wheels of the car after calculating the load present.

On all four wheels there are disc brakes to make certain optimal braking and durability.

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The other modern safety features consists of rear parking assist system - a visual guide to parking, rear proximity sensors detects intruding cars/objects with alarm and impact sensing auto door unlock, which unlocks the door in case of accident.

Some others are speed sensing auto-door locks after speed of 15 kmph ensuring unintentional opening, superior engine immobilizer and height adjustable seat belts.

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Utility: Mahindra Xylo

Generally in India, MPVs don't carry adequate safety features in order to protect their occupants, but not the same when it comes to Mahindra Xylo.

The Xylo range starts at Rs 747,000 for D2 model and ends at Rs 10.47 lakhfor E9 top model.

Just below high end lies E8 model that shares similar safety elements with E9 and is priced affordably at Rs 966,000.

All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

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The famous MPV carries SRS airbags at front seats to provide apt safety support to the driver and passenger as it acts as a shield in the event of frontal crash of the vehicle.

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The front disc and rear drum brakes are well allied by Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that helps regain control over the steering as it ensures no lock up of wheels on oily, wet or slippery surfaces.

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The other important characteristics include intelligent parking reverse assist function to avoid bump while parking, tubeless tyres assures no rapid leakage of air at high speeds, engine immobiliser alongside rear defogger with wash and wiper function.

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