Car buyers in India are now a lot more aware of the build quality of the cars and they are even considering that as a factor among others. Manufacturers have also started improving the overall build quality of the vehicle and in the last 2-4 years time, we have a rise in number of vehicles that have scored 5 star ratings in global NCAP crash test. It is not necessary that you have to spend a lot in order buy safe car. There are several affordable vehicles too. Here we have a list 5 affordable 5 star safety rated cars and SUVs that are available for sale in India.
This is one of the most affordable 5 star rated car in the list. Tata launched Punch in the market last year and is the entry level SUV from Indian car maker. It became popular among buyers for its rugged looks and build quality. Price for a brand new Tata Punch starts at Rs 5.93 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 9.49 lakh, ex-showroom. It is available with a 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine. it is available with both manual and AMT gearbox options.
The next car in the list is also from Tata Motors. Their first ever premium hatchback Altroz. This premium hatchback competes with Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20 in the segment. Altroz has also scored 5 star ratings at Global NCAP crash test. It is available with a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated engine, 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine option. The naturally aspirated petrol version gets manual and dual clutch automatic transmission option. Rest of the engine options are available with manual gearbox only. Price for Tata Altroz starts at Rs 6.30 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 10.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
This is currently the only SUV in the market that is available with petrol, diesel and EV forms. Nexon was the first Indian car to ever score a 5 star rating in Global NCAP crash test. This soon started reflecting in its sales and made it a popular choice among compact SUV buyers. The Nexon is available with a 1.2 litre turbo petrol and a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine option. Both petrol and diesel version are avaiable with manual and AMT gearbox option. Price for Tata Nexon starts at Rs 7.60 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 14.08 lakh, ex-showroom.
After Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 was the next Indian made SUV to score a 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test. Mahindra recently launched a much powerful TurboSport variant in the market. It is powered by an mStallion series 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine. The regular XUV300 gets a 1.2 litre turbo petrol and a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine on offer. Price for XUV300 starts at Rs 8.41 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 14.07 lakh, ex-showroom.
It is one of the latest SUVs in the country to score a 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test. It Skoda’s first product under India 2.0 strategy and is available with a 1.0 litre TSI and a 1.5 litre TSI engine options. Price for Skoda Kushaq starts at Rs 11.29 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 19.69 lakh, ex-showroom.