Honda Car India will start offering airbags as standard on all their products from April 2017. This move isn’t a surprise as airbags are compulsory from next year anyways.
In a bid to increase road safety, more and more manufacturers have started making safety features like airbags and ABS as standard offerings on all their vehicles. Following these footsteps led by its rivals, Honda today announced that all its offerings will have standard airbags on all variants from April 2017 and this comes across as an excellent move.
Honda currently sells the Brio, Amaze, Mobilio, Jazz, City and CR-V in India and certain variants of the mass-market vehicles have been missing out on airbags in entry-level trims. While the City recently got standard airbags across the range, its younger siblings will also benefit from these features in the coming future.
The Japanese automaker today launched the 2016 Amaze facelift and this compact sedan will also be offered with airbags on all trims. While airbags are standard on the top variants, the lower trims will get a safety option pack which will be available from 1st May 2016 and it will have airbags.
It is good to see that so many mass-market manufacturers are finally embracing the fact that these safety features are more important than other insignificant features like audio systems and the likes. With the government’s new vehicle safety norms kicking in soon, we can expect more and more automakers to start making safety tech standard on their cars.
Honda To Make Airbags Standard
– Standard airbags across the range from April 2017
– The City got standard airbags recently
– Newly-launched Amaze facelift also gets airbags in base variants