Honda Cars India has increased prices of its entire product portfolio across the country that are applicable from 15 September 2016. The price hike ranges from Rs 6,300 to Rs. 14,250 depending on models. According to reports, Honda Brio has witnessed an increase in a price range from Rs 6,900 to Rs 7,600.
The newly introduced crossover, Honda BR-V gets a price hike of Rs 9,900 to Rs 14,250 for the diesel and Rs.13,350o to Rs 14,050 for the petrol. Prices of the Honda City, Amaze and Jazz have also seen a price increase of Rs 11,000, Rs 6,300 and Rs 9,300 respectively. The CR-V will also cost dearer by Rs 14,100.
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Recently, Honda Mobilio was crash tested by Global NCAP wherein the base version did not score anything. That said, the variant equipped with airbags scored a respectable three stars out of five. Should carmakers starts offering their models with optional airbags? Should safety features like airbags, ABS etc be mandatory for all vehicles sold in India? Before even such a move is done, buyers should have safety as a prime focus before narrowing down a deal on a particular product. Such safety systems are there for a reason and presence of such devices makes a car even safer.