Best 6 Airbag Cars in India

Kia Carens
By - Yaajyaansh Bhardwaj
January 21, 2023

As the demand for safer vehicles in India has witnessed a boom, carmakers are equipping their models with better safety tech and more importantly bumping up the number of airbags. Moreover, with the recent mandate for 6-airbags being enforced, automakers have been on their toes to revamp their line-up to sync up with newer laws. As a result, the models on sale in India that feature 6 airbags (some of which come standard!) have increased, which is why we have brought this list of the best 6 airbag cars in India!

Car Name

Variant

Ex-Showroom Price

Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS

All Asta Variants

Rs 7.92 - 8.46 Lakh

Hyundai Aura

SX(O)

Rs 8.28 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Zeta Onwards

Rs 8.26 - 9.21 Lakh

Kia Carens

Standard

Rs 10.20 - 18.45 Lakh

Hyundai i20

Asta (O)

Rs 13.67 Lakh

Hyundai Venue

SX (0)

Rs 15.08 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

ZXI+

Rs 16.41 Lakh

Maruti Grand Vitara

Alpha Plus

Rs 19.49 Lakh

Skoda Kushaq

All Style Variants

Rs 15.49 - 19.09 Lakh

Kia Seltos

Standard

Rs 10.69 - 19.15 lakh

Hyundai i10 Nios

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Starting off this list of cars with 6 airbags in India is the i10 Nios. The little hatchback is the cheapest car in India with 6 airbags on offer on the top-spec Asta trim. However, the car also features 4 airbags as standard. Coupled with the sporty design, and features like a best-in-class 8-inch touchscreen, and opulent dual-tone interior, this hatchback can emerge as a clear winner if you’re looking for a value-for-money safe city car.

Hyundai i10 Nios Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.2L petrol engine (CNG optional)
  • Transmission: 5 MT/ 5 Speed AMT
  • Mileage: 22.35 Kmpl (MT) / 22.94 Kmpl (AMT)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags (Asta)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Hyundai Aura

sedan cars in india
Hyundai Aura

With a recent update, the Hyundai Aura became the first compact sedan to offer 6 airbags, with 4 airbags as standard across all variants. The SX(O) variant, additionally is specced with 2 Curtain airbags, along with Driver Side and Front Passenger Side ones. Moreover, the Aura comes with safety tech like Parking Assist, Hill Assist Control (HAC), and an ESC (Electronic Stability Control) suite. In addition to this blanket of safety, the Aura elevates the overall driving experience with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless charger, and an automatic climate control to name a few.

Hyundai Aura Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.2L petrol engine (CNG optional)
  • Transmission: 5 MT/ 5 Speed AMT
  • Mileage: 20 Kmpl (MT) / 22 Kmpl (AMT)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags SX(O)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact Sedan

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Recently facelifted in 2022, the new Baleno has been selling like hotcakes. Maruti has been focusing on improving the safety of their cars in recent years and 2022 brought some good changes in their line-up in this domain, and the same goes for Baleno. The new premium hatchback packs 6 airbags from the Zeta variant onwards ensuring the most value for money variant with respect to safety as well as tech features. Safety is further aided by ESP with hill hold, ABS, EBD, and Brake assist.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.2L petrol engine 
  • Transmission: 5 MT/ 5 Speed AMT
  • Mileage: 22.35 Kmpl (MT) / 22.94 Kmpl (AMT)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags from Zeta variant onwards
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Premium Hatchback

Kia Carens

Spinny Assured Kia Carens

The Carens are the latest MUV offering from Kia motors in India, after its luxury house-on-wheels MUV Carnival. Although it’s not as luxurious, it surely does tick most boxes for the average buyer, especially in terms of safety. The Korean carmaker has given safety a top priority and has packaged the Carens with 6 airbags as standard. This adds an advantage to all prospective buyers looking for a safe MPV for their family under a budget. What’s more, the car is specced with advanced features, great engine options and is practical in terms of interior space.

Kia Carens Specifications:

  • Engine: G1.4 Smartstream T-GDi, G1.5 Smartstream, 1.5/ CRDi VGT
  • Transmission: 6 MT/ 7 Speed DCT/ 6-Speed Automatic (Torque Converter)
  • Mileage: 21.3 Kmpl (MT Diesel) / 18.4 Kmpl (TC Diesel)/16.5 Kmpl (DCT Petrol)/16.2 Kmpl (MT Petrol)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 6/7
  • Body Type: MPV

Hyundai i20

Spinny Assured Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20

Next on this list is the premium hatchback Hyundai i20. The i20 comes fitted with 6 airbags from the top-of-the-line Asta (O) variant priced at Rs 9.50 lakh. Additionally, this variant is loaded to the brim with safety features such as hill assist control, reverse camera, and ESS (Electronic safety suite) amongst others. Moreover, this particular variant gets features like a premium 7-speaker Bose music system, 10.25-inch touchscreen, and sunroof, adding up to the overall value for money quotient for the buyer. 

Hyundai i20 Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.2L Kappa, 1.0L Turbo GDi, 1.5L U2 
  • Transmission: 6 MT/ 7 Speed DCT
  • Mileage: 20.3 Kmpl (MT) / 20.2 Kmpl (DCT)/ 20.2 Kmpl (IMT)/ 25 Kmpl (MT Diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags on Asta (O)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Premium Hatchback

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue 2022

Next up on this list, is the Hyundai Venue, which was also updated in late 2022. Hyundai ensured the Venue be a safer car by offering 6 airbags on the top-end SX (O) variant with added safety features including Hill assist control, vehicle stability management, and ESC to name a few. Moreover, for a price of Rs. 12.70 lahks, this trim additionally offers a revv-happy 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a laundry list of features, with an electric sunroof, 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, and wireless charger in its arsenal.

Hyundai Venue Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.2L Kappa, 1.0L Turbo GDi, 1.5L U2 
  • Transmission:  6 MT/ 7 Speed DCT/ iMT
  • Mileage: 21.0 Kmpl (MT) / 20.28 (AT) / 25.0 (Diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags on SX (O)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Brezza
Image courtesy: AutoX

While the old Brezza was already quite a safe car with a 4-Star Global NCAP rating, Maruti finally seems to be placing enhanced emphasis on safety as it now provides six airbags as on its recently facelifted model. While only the top-spec ZXI+ model comes equipped with this addition, the car still offers plenty of tech onboard including the likes of a sunroof, heads-up display, ARKAMYS sound system, making the car a better overall buy.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.5L Mild Hybrid Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 MT/ 6 Speed AT
  • Mileage: 20 Kmpl (MT) / 19.8 Kmpl (AT)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags on ZXI+
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Skoda Kushaq

Skoda launched the Kushaq to enter into the hotly contested mid-size SUV arena, and it has since then received a warm response due to its refined yet powerful engine, sleek exteriors, opulent cabin, and emphasised safety. While safety tech onboard only acts as an aid, the option of 6 airbags available on the top-spec GT trim, plays a more crucial part in ensuring the safety of all passengers. 

Skoda Kushaq Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.0L TSI / 1.5L Evo TSI
  • Transmission:  6 MT/ 6 Speed AT/ 7 Speed DCT
  • Mileage: 19.2 Kmpl (MT) / 17.7 Kmpl (AT)
  • Airbags: 6 (Style)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Kia Seltos

2023 Kia Seltos

Next up on this list is the Kia Seltos, which features 6 airbags as standard. Kia has made several updates in terms of safety in its entire lineup, and the Seltos has also received the same improvements. Since the car was already quite value-for-money, this recent addition has now enabled the Seltos to become a stronger contender to its arch-rival, the Creta.

Kia Seltos Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.4L Turbo Petrol/ 1.5L NA Petrol/ 1.5L Diesel 
  • Transmission: 6 speed-Manual/7-Speed DCT
  • Mileage: 20.8 Kmpl (MT Diesel) / 18 Kmpl (AT Diesel) / 16.8 Kmpl (MT Petrol) / 16.5 Kmpl (DCT Petrol)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol/Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Grand Vitara

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

The Grand Vitara SUV recently launched and it has been garnering quite some attention since then. It boasts 6 airbags in its top-spec trim, while the rest get 2 airbags as standard. The set of airbags along with its hybrid powertrain, AWD option, and sharp looks, make it an optimal choice for those looking for a safe car. 

Maruti Grand Vitara Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5L NA Petrol | 1.5L Strong Hybrid Petrol
  • Transmission:  6 MT/ CVT
  • Mileage: 20.58 Kmpl (Mild Hybrid Petrol Automatic) / 21.11 Kmpl (Mild Hybrid Petrol Manual) / 27.97 Kmpl (Strong Hybrid Petrol Automatic) / 26.6 km/kg (CNG Manual) 
  • Airbags: 6
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Summary

In all, the changing trend of offering 6 airbags, whether as an option or as standard, is quite a positive development towards making safer cars for India. Owing to this, the Indian car market has witnessed a surge in the number of vehicles available that feature six airbags.  finding the ideal option suitable for your needs might be challenging. However, the list of the top six airbag vehicles above will undoubtedly make it easier for you to choose the perfect fit.

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