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Best Heavy Build Cars and Lightest Weight Cars in India for Safety, Strength

Best Heavy Build Cars and Lightest Weight Cars in India for Safety, Strength

Cars with Best Body Kerb Weight been Heavier for Safety compared against Cars with Lightest Body Weight in India. Significance of Body Kerb Weight

 

Car Body Kerb Weight - Heavy and Light Build Cars

Car is one among the finest Art of Engineering been introduced by Karl Benz by end of 19th Century. The Finest Mobility Option is continually been improvised with Modern Features, Styling with Impressive Performance and so far has reached a stage where almost 8.5 Crore Passenger Cars are sold every year Globally. 

But – Car despite been a state of art engineering with finest Mobility Revolutions also has flipside due to people losing lives in Road Accidents

» 10 Lakh People losing Lives every year in Road Accidents around the world

» Estimates over 30 Lakh People getting Injured, Hurt to Life Long Disability every Year due to Road Accidents.

Of this Race of Building Economical, affordable cars to have higher sales and better margins – some Manufacturers are using Economy grade material and this has came up when bodies like Global NCAP and Euro NCAP has released a report that some cars sold in India and other developing countries are so weak in body structure that even an Airbag would be of no use.

Although – Body Weight on Stand-alone basis does not signify how Safe a car is. But – yes it does signifies the probability how Strong the Car is

You can get a feel by opening the Side Door how Sturdy or how light the Door is. Whether these Door Panels can absorb in Side Impact or Not Or Open the Hood of the Car to feel the heavy grade material as used in or light Weight Economy Grade Material. Feel the Bumper by pushing it and get to know whether it can be safe in collision

The Strong Structural Ability of the car comes with More High Grade Steel which is used in the car

For Instance – despite Ford Figo Aspire Diesel and Ecosport Diesel having 1.5 Litre 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine with same 3990 mm length – the difference in body weight is more than 300 Kg. Yes – Ecosport is Wider, Taller having heavier tyres but compare in Side Door strength – you can instantly feel in the difference in sturdiness and build appeal

Ecosport Feels a much stronger car as against Sibling Aspire.

Here is Comparison of Top 5 Heavy Build Cars against Cars with Lightest in Body Weight in Hatchback Car Segment in India - based on Kerb Weight

Top 5 Lightest Body Weight Cars     Top 5 Heaviest Body Weight Hatchback Cars
Model Kerb Weight   Model Kerb Weight
Tata Nano 600 - 635 Kg   Fiat Punto Evo 1095 Kg (P) / 1170 Kg (D)
Datsun Redi Go 650 Kg   Tata Bolt (due to Turbo in Petrol) 1090 Kg (P) / 1130 Kg (D)
Renault Kwid 690 Kg (800cc) / 720 Kg (1 Litre)   Volkswagen Polo 1030 Kg (P) / 1130 Kg (D)
Hyundai Eon 715 Kg / 760 Kg (1 Litre)   Hyundai Elite I20 1020 Kg (P) / 1140 Kg (D)
Maruti Alto 720 Kg (Alto 800) / 750 Kg (K10)   Honda Jazz 1010 Kg (P) / 1130 Kg (D)
         
Other Light Weight Cars  Kerb Weight   Average Build / Weight Cars  Kerb Weight
Datsun Go 770 Kg / 790 Kg (Go Plus)   Ford Figo 975 Kg (P) / 1030 Kg (D)
Maruti Celerio 820 Kg   Maruti Swift 960 Kg (P) / 1050 Kg (D)
Maruti Ignis 825 Kg (P) / 940 Kg (Diesel)   Hyundai Grand i10 935 Kg (P) / 1025 Kg (D)
Maruti Wagon R 860 Kg   Tata Tiago 930 Kg (P) / 1030 Kg (D)
Maruti Baleno 870 Kg (P) / 960 Kg (Diesel)   Honda Brio 920 Kg

Kerb Weight of Cars Mentioned

Fortunately - All Mid Sedan, Executive Sedan and Higher along with SUV Cars weighs > 1000 kg in Kerb Weight

 

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We got once Offline Mail from a User that why Car Manufacturers do not Build Heavier Safe Cars

Answer is - a Heavier Car needs more Powerful Engine and thus using same Engine without tuning for Higher Power, the Performance will be impacted in a heavier vehicle. Also, the Fact that been the car heavier - the End Mileage will be lower and lastly the costing Part too. The Final Costing will be relative higher

So as to build Light Car takes care of Performance, Mileage and Costing and will keep customer happy by showing these USP of offering end product as affordable one.

While Honda Car India selling Jazz globally build a product with 1010 Kg product - Maruti Suzuki build Baleno having Kerb weight of 860 - 895 Kg in Petrol. Its evident that Baleno is more fun to drive car in Petrol, has better Mileage and also is relatively priced lower as against Jazz

But - when you compare Side Door Heaviness in Baleno and Jazz - you can get answer yourself which feels more Sturdy.

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Comments 1

Guest - Sudhanshu on Monday, 13 November 2017 16:39

Irony is we in India goes for cars which are
1. proven in terms of affordable costs - Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai
2. good mileage
3. yes good and easy to drive too

All heavy build cars mentioned as fiat punto evo, tata bolt, polo, jazz and i20 - are all low in sales except i20
i believe i20 sales are also mostly in diesel due to bigger diesel engine with higher power

i have test driven honda jazz, i20, bolt and polo petrol and would like to tell that all these 4 cars feels much solid build,
a safety feel for family comes in when compared against car like baleno.

also in driving these cars - they are not bad especially i20, jazz and polo petrol - for day to day drive all 3 are good
still baleno sells as its pickup is even better due to shedding off body weight

but for safety will buy i20 petrol which comes with 6 airbags and comes with much better strong feel

Irony is we in India goes for cars which are 1. proven in terms of affordable costs - Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai 2. good mileage 3. yes good and easy to drive too All heavy build cars mentioned as fiat punto evo, tata bolt, polo, jazz and i20 - are all low in sales except i20 i believe i20 sales are also mostly in diesel due to bigger diesel engine with higher power i have test driven honda jazz, i20, bolt and polo petrol and would like to tell that all these 4 cars feels much solid build, a safety feel for family comes in when compared against car like baleno. also in driving these cars - they are not bad especially i20, jazz and polo petrol - for day to day drive all 3 are good still baleno sells as its pickup is even better due to shedding off body weight but for safety will buy i20 petrol which comes with 6 airbags and comes with much better strong feel
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