So for ensuring that more consumers afford their cars, the price has to be lowered.
when i bought my ANHC in 2009, it did not had bells and whistles, but it was the first vehicle or segment first to have dual Airbags, ABS, EBD, many of my friends told me why i am buying this expensive (50-60K more at that time) Honda against Hyundai Verna which offered loads of features. At that time all on-line reviews cried "It is not VFM, HONDA is trying to rob indian customers". i valued safety more than bells and whistles. so i stayed with my choice and no regrets so far. Of Course, i never had an opportunity to crash it and find out.