Electronic stability control is a computerized technology that helps the driver to avoid crashes by reducing danger of skidding or losing control at the time of either under or over-steering. If the vehicle loses traction, ESC can also brake individual wheels and reduce engine power until stability and driver control is restored. The system uses sensors to continuously monitor the stability of the vehicle.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TO BE MANDATORY BY 2023
It will be the time when cars will be safer to drive in India as all the cars will have safety braking features such as autonomous braking and electronic stability control in 2023. Indian government has made it mandatory for all passenger cars to have Electronic Stability Control as standard.
India is a country where 17 deaths occur every hour. As per the official data, the country recorded at least 4,80,652 accidents in 2016, leading to 1,50,785 deaths. This being the reason, the government is finally taking steps in the right direction by making airbags in new passenger cars mandatory. The cars will be even safer to drive in India if it comes with airbags and Electronic Stability Control as standard.
SEVEN SUB 10 LAKH CARS THAT OFFERS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
These are some affordable cars that offers Electronic Stability Control that are already on sale.
(All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.)
1. Ford Freestyle 1.2 Titanium MT: Rs 7.41 lakh
The Ford Freestyle is most affordable car with Electronic Stability Control at the moment. The car gets active rollover protection that cuts engine torque if the car senses an impending rollover. The car is offered with 4 airbags as standard but can be upgraded to total 6 with Titanium+ variant.
2. Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium AT: 8.25 lakh
The Ford Figo automatic features dual-clutch gearbox, dual airbags, traction control and ABS but on top of that you get Electronic Stability Control. The Figo AT may be a pricey option but safe too.
3. Ford Aspire 1.5 Titanium AT: Rs 8.78 lakh
The Ford Aspire is the safest compact sedan which you can’t buy as of right now but the facelifted version is going to be launched very soon. The Aspire automatic features dual airbags, ABS, traction control and Electronic Stability Control.
4. Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 TDI AT Comfortline Plus: Rs 9.2 lakh
If less interior room is something you can live then Volkswagen Ameo AT is great option as it offers the best gearbox, dual-clutch plus dual airbags and ABS are standard. The diesel automatic also gets Electronic Stability Control that will help you in your bad times.
5. Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Rs 9.33 lakh
The added safety of Electronic Stability Control with dual airbags and ABS as standard is the reason the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI scores 4 stars on the Global NCAP’s crash test which makes it one of the safest hatchbacks in India.
6. Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend+ AT: Rs 9.75 lakh
One of the safest compact SUVs in India is the Ford EcoSport as it gets dual airbags and ABS as standard across the range. The top-spec model gets even safer by adding four additional airbags and electronic Stability Control.
7. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 AT Delta: Rs 9.8 lakh
A new addition to the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is Electronic Stability Control which is offered as standard in all variants of automatic gearbox. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a new 1.5 L petrol engine that offered with MT and AT.