Dual Airbags to be Standard for All Cars in India from 2022
Dual Airbags likely to be Standard for all Cars in India Expected from 2022 to Improve Safety
At the moment the driver airbag is standard in all cars sold in India but to increase the standard of safety in cars sold in India, there has been a new draft been given by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) where it been notified to the car-makers that dual-airbags would now soon be standard on all cars. The date when this rule is applied is still not known.
Which Cars do not offer Passenger Airbag?
Mostly cars below the Rs 5 lakh space do not offer a passenger airbag as standard and that is to save costs. Those cars are the Alto, S-Presso, and Celerio plus even the WagonR or the Santro offer an option to the passenger airbag while the driver one is standard. To get the passenger airbag, mostly the buyer has to give a premium to get the next variant. Hence mostly these cars which do not offer that would be affected by this move. However, aside from these cars, most of the cars above the 5 lakh mark do offer a dual airbag set-up as standard.
Will Cars get more expensive?
As said earlier all cars above the Rs 5-6 lakh mark offer dual airbags as standard already hence nothing changes. However, for the few cars which do not offer a dual passenger airbag as standard, the prices will increase a bit to accommodate the new standard equipment. By that, we expect a price increase of Rs 5-9,000 for the entry-level variants.
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