Buying a safe car is becoming a high priority for most Indian car buyers, especially those who need a car for family use. Safe cars offer the peace of mind that you and your family will be better protected and, in some cases, also pose less risk to other road users in the event of an accident.
Indian manufacturer Maruti Suzuki recently upgraded the Baleno elite hatchback, and demand for the revised model shot through the roof. An upgraded 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 89bhp peak output and 113 Nm of torque powers the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback. Both a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed AMT are available as transmissions. Depending on the version, the wait time for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback would last about up to 4 months.
The Hyundai Creta is a consistent seller for the South Korean automaker. The Hyundai Creta also has all the newest bells and whistles. However, because of rising demand, several variants of the Hyundai Creta now have waiting lists of up to 6 months. There are three different engine choices for the Hyundai Creta. The more preferred option is the efficient 1.5-litre diesel engine with 113 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre gasoline engine, on the other hand, produces 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. The most powerful engine is the third one, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 138 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. Any engine can be ordered with either a manual or automatic transmission.
The Kia Sonet is a touchscreen SUV that is perfect for youthful city dwellers. Additionally, in April 2022, Kia sold more than 5,000 units of the Sonet SUV. Currently, there is a 6-month waiting period for various Sonet versions. There are three distinct engine options for the Kia Sonet. The standard 1.5-litre diesel engine generates 98.6bhp and 245 Nm of torque, compared to the 1.2-litre petrol engine's 82bhp and 116Nm. The 1.0-litre petrol turbocharged engine's final output is 175 Nm of torque and 118bhp.
The Indo-Japanese brand has counted on the Maruti Suzuki Swift for years, but in March 2022, the company was able to sell just 13,623 Swifts, a decrease of 37% from the same month in 2021. In March 2021, however, the business sold 21,714 units, making it the best-selling car. The 1.2-litre petrol engine in the Maruti Suzuki Swift can be paired with either an automatic or manual 5-speed transmission.
The interior of the Kia Carens is roomy and cosy. In addition, the MPV has significantly benefited from the competitive pricing in the Indian market. The waiting time can be up to 18 months for a few Carens MPV variations. The Kia Carens provides three different engine choices. While the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 138 bhp and 242 Nm of torque, the 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine generates 113bhp and 144 Nm. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit with a maximum torque output of 250 Nm and 114 horsepower.