With the number of rising CCTVs in India, we get to see a lot of accidents and how they happen. Here is one of the Tata Punch that crashed into a pile of bricks at high speed. The CCTV footage shows the high-impact crash.
The incident is from Gopalganj, Bihar and is reported by Nikhil Rana. In the video, we can see a Tata Punch coming down the road at a high speed. However, suddenly the Punch goes out of control possibly due to a tyre burst and loses control. The vehicle first swerves sharply and then gets off the tarmac.
The vehicle hits a pile of bricks and other construction material kept on the roadside. The impact is massive and we can see bricks flying around on the CCTV footage. The car comes to rest and we can see two passengers coming out of the vehicle from the driver’s door. Both of them look fine and were walking around without any injuries.
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The exact reason for the vehicle losing control remains unknown. However, looking at the footage, we believe that the vehicle lost control after a tyre burst.
Tata Punch gets a 5-star safety rating
As per the official G-NCAP, the base variant of the Tata Punch was tested. The base variant comes with dual-front airbags, ABS and ISOFIX anchors for mounting the child seat. The upcoming Tata Punch has scored 16.45 out of 17 in the adult safety rating. For child safety, the Punch scored 40.89 out of 49.
In comparison, the Tata Altroz (which shares its Alfa platform with the Punch) managed 16.13/17 in the adult safety rating and 29/49 in the child safety rating. The Mahindra XUV300 managed 16.42/17 and 37.44/49, while the Tata Nexon bagged 16.06/17 and 25/49 points in adult and child safety ratings respectively.
The crash test was done at a speed of 64 km/h and the bodyshell integrity is rated as stable. G-NCAP also says that the footwell areas is rated as stable as well. However, G-NCAP said that safety can be further improved by adding Electronic Stability Control as a standard feature in the car.
The Tata Motors line-up currently has the most number of five-star rated cars in India. Starting with the Nexon, the Tata Altroz also received a five-star rating. The Punch has joined the group of top scorers. The all-new Tata Punch is based on the same platform as the Tata Altroz. Both the cars on the ALFA platform get the same safety ratings as well.
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