The Tata Harrier has not yet been crash-tested by Global NCAP, but over the years, it has proven its build quality by keeping its occupants safe in serious road accidents. Another such example of a Tata Harrier keeping its driver safe emerged on the internet when it collided with a mini truck.
Details of the accident were explained in a YouTube video by Prateek Singh. The video explained how an over-speeding mini truck unintentionally collided with the Harrier while attempting to overtake it on a blind turn in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. According to eyewitnesses, the Harrier was ahead of the speeding mini-truck before reaching the blind turn.
However, the mini-truck driver lost control due to over-speeding and collided with the Harrier, causing it to end up below the truck. Although the Harrier suffered significant damages to the driver-side profile, including prominent dents on the door panels and fenders, the bonnet, roof, and rear profile of the SUV remained unharmed with negligible signs of dents and scratches.
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The pillars of the Harrier absorbed the heavy impact of the truck, demonstrating its strong build quality. Despite not yet being tested in crash tests by Global NCAP, the Harrier’s platform derived from the Land Rover Freelander provides it with a rock-solid build quality that feels planted and safe at all speeds.
Recently, the Harrier received several new features, including a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch full-TFT instrument console, memory and welcome function for the driver’s seat, and a full suite of ADAS functions.
Harrier is yet to be crash tested by Global NCAP
The Tata Harrier is yet to undergo a safety rating test by Global NCAP. The reason for Tata’s decision not to send the vehicle for testing is unknown. Experts speculate that the Multijet engine in the Harrier may intrude into the cabin of right-hand driven cars and harm the driver. As a result, Tata has not yet subjected the car to a crash safety test. The diesel engine used in the Harrier and the Safari is sourced from Fiat and is the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector in the Indian market.
Despite the lack of a safety rating from Global NCAP, several past accidents involving the Tata Harrier have demonstrated the SUV’s excellent build quality. In most of these accidents, the occupants emerged unscathed.
In the future, crash safety tests may become mandatory if the government’s proposal is passed into law. All manufacturers will be required to send their new cars for crash tests to receive a safety star rating.
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