The Indian automobile market has never given much attention to the safety aspects while buying a new car. However, the times have changed since Tata Nexon scored 5 stars in the Global NCAP crash test and started creating awareness regarding the safety of the vehicles. Today, we list down Indian cars that have scored 4 or 5 stars by Global NCAP.
Mahindra XUV700 is the latest SUV to score 5 stars on the crash test. It scored 16.03 out of a total of 17 points. In terms of child safety, it scored 41.66 out of a maximum of 49 which is the highest ever of any made-in-India vehicle.
Global NCAP tested the base variant of the SUV which comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
Mahindra XUV300 is the safest compact SUV that you can buy in the Indian market. Before, Tata Punch, it was Mahindra XUV300 which was the safest car in the Indian market. It scored 16.42 points out of 17.
It comes with Cornering Brake Control, all four disc brakes, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, panic braking signal, ISOFIX child seat mounts, a collapsable steering and side intrusion beam as standard.
The Nexon was the first car made-in-India car to score 5 stars in a Global NCAP crash test. Nexon has a score of 16.06 points. It gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Traction Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Hill Hold Control, Electronic Brake Prefill, Brake Disc Wiping and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard.
Tata Altroz is the safest premium hatchback in the Indian market. It scored 16.13 points out of 17. Tata offers dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Cornering Stability Control, ISOFIX child seat mounts and a collapsible steering column as standard.
Renault Triber is the most affordable MPV in the Indian market. It scored 11.62 points but the bodyshell was rated as unstable. Triber scored a 4-star rating on the crash test.
Renault Kiger is based on the same platform as the Triber MPV. Both share the same CMFA+ platform. Due to this, Renault is expecting a crash test rating of 4 stars.
The Magnite is also based on the CMFA+ platform and shares its underpinnings with the Kiger. It has not been tested by Global NCAP yet but ASEAN NCAP has tested the compact SUV and it scored a 4-star rating. The Adult Occupant Protection score is 39.02 and the Child Occupant Protection score is 16.31.
The Polo is one of the oldest hatchbacks in our country. It scored 12.54 points out of 17. So, it has a rating of four stars. Polo comes with dual airbags and ABS as standard.
Tata Tiago and Tigor
Tata Tiago and Tigor scored 12.52 points out of 17. That means they have a four-star rating on the crash test. Both come with ABS with EBD, Cornering Stability Control and dual airbags. The body of the Tigor and Tiago are rated as unstable.
Mahindra Thar has been hugely successful in the Indian market. It scored 4 stars in the Global NCAP crash test and 12.52 points out of a total of 17 points. Mahindra also discontinued the side-facing rear seats because the NCAP suggested that they would be unsafe for the rear occupants.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza is the safest vehicle by Maruti Suzuki. It scored 4 stars in the Global NCAP crash test. It scored 12.51 points out of 17 for adult safety but just 17.93 points out of 49 for child protection. Maruti Brezza comes with ABS with EBD and dual airbags as standard.
Tata Tigor EV
The Tigor EV is the most affordable electric vehicle that you can get in the Indian market. It scored 12 points for adult safety and 37.24 points for child safety. Tigor EV was rated 4 stars in the crash test. It comes with dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard.
Mahindra Marazzo has scored 4 stars in Global NCAP crash tests. This makes Marazzo, the safest MPV in the Indian market. It scored 12.85 points out of 17 in the adult safety rating and the body shell was rated as stable. Mahindra offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, all-disc brakes, ISOFIX child seat mounts and crumple zones as standard.
Tata is known to make the safest vehicles in India. The Punch is based on the ALFA platform which is shared with the Altroz premium hatchback. The Punch is currently the safest vehicle that you can buy in the Indian market. It has scored 16.45 points out of 17. Punch comes with dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS with EBD and Brake Sway Control as standard.