A recent accident between Tata Nano and Mahindra Thar has sparked a new debate on the Internet. The accident from Durg, Chattisgarh shows an overturned Mahindra Thar lying on the road after a high-impact accident with Tata Nano. The video shows the result of the crash between the two cars.
According to the information available, the Mahindra Thar was crossing a junction at a high speed when the Tata Nano came from the other side and T-boned the Thar. The Thar overturned at the spot. The Tata Nano also got an impact but it remained on its four wheels.
No one got injured in the accident. The video shows that all the pillars of the Thar were intact and did not cave in due to the weight of the vehicle. Whereas, the Tata Nano got a dent at the front. Interestingly, Nano’s engine is located at the rear of the car, which means that there was not much damage done to the vehicle.
Under the “Safer Cars for India” initiative by Global NCAP, Mahindra Thar scored a four-star rating in the crash tests. The lifestyle SUV scored 12.52 points out of 17 in adult occupant protection and 41.11 points out of 49 in child occupant protection. The Thar is equipped with essentials like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
The Tata Nano, on the other hand, scored a zero on the Global NCAP test back in 2014. The crash does not show how safe both the vehicles are but it shows why SUVs are unstable due to high ground clearance.
SUVs tend to overturn
Due to the top-heavy set-up of the SUVs, which is caused by high ground clearance, they tend to overturn much more than the standard hatchbacks or sedans. One should be extra careful at high speeds while driving SUVs at high-speed. With the high ground clearance, the centre of gravity of the vehicle moves away from the surface of the road. This causes instability in SUVs. This is why taking high-speed corners in an SUV gives you the scare while it feels perfectly fine in low-slung cars like sedans.
The high ground clearance makes the SUVs prone to tilt over and fall. This is why people should be more careful when they drive SUVs, especially when they change from a sedan.
Mahindra is all set to launch the new Thar five-door in the Indian market next year. Before the all-new Thar comes to the market, Mahindra has started testing the SUV full-fledged. Mahindra also launched the 4X2 Thar which makes it much more affordable in the market.