MUMBAI: Car manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki has come up with a latest offer "Gift your family a raksha pack," on the festival of Raksha Bandhan to enhance the customer safety. Maruti has begun offering airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) as an option — at an extra cost of Rs 6,000-20,000.
For example, only one in 20 purchasers of the Alto, the top offering little auto, chooses the wellbeing pack. While Raksha Bandhan does not get deals like different celebrations, this new activity, alongside a progression of TV advertisements proliferating security discharged as of late, demonstrates the business sector pioneer's attention on wellbeing in an offer to separate from the rest. Uplifted rivalry from the Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-Go is making it go on overdrive.
Further, security is putting on more weight post the terrible rating of Indian autos tried by Global NCAP. The mindfulness towards having more secure vehicles has gone up and it is normal that producers assume the liability to offer vehicles which are more secure and don't bargain with the lives of their tenants.
CV Raman, official chief of building at Maruti, said the conceivable purpose for the absence of enthusiasm for the wellbeing pack in the section portion is that the auto is essentially just a wellspring of portability for the buyer. "Since the recognizable estimation of airbag is entirely low, the entrance of the airbag choice is likewise low in this portion. Notwithstanding, in higher sections, clients ordinarily decide on most noteworthy trims that have worked in wellbeing highlights. With expansion in mindfulness levels, infiltration in section portions is relied upon to increment in future," Raman said.
In spite of the fact that Maruti offers airbags and ABS in all demonstrates, either as standard or as a choice, just 37% of its clients pick security highlights (driver airbag/co-driver airbag, ABS with electronic brakeforce dissemination or EBD). Notwithstanding for this 34%, the primary supporters are the Baleno and Vitara Brezza which get the wellbeing hardware as standard. The situation in the top-offering smaller than normal fragment is irritating. The Alto, where only 5% of clients are selecting airbags, represents very nearly 16% of Maruti's local deals and 21% of traveler auto deals.