People of India have now started to take Global NCAP ratings into consideration while buying a new car. Earlier, this was not the case but since the Tata Nexon scored 5 stars in the crash test, people realized the importance of safety. GNCAP started testing Indian vehicles under the #SaferCarsForIndia program. Here, we have compiled a list of the 10 safest cars that you can buy in the Indian market right now.
The new generation of Thar became an instant hit when it was launched last year. In the Global NCAP crash test, the new SUV scored 4 stars making it the safest 4×4 SUV that you can buy. The sales of the Thar is still going strong due to which the waiting period is now longer than 10 months. The Thar starts at Rs. 11.90 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Marazzo is an MPV from Mahindra. It might not be able to clock the sales of its competitors but is the safest MPV in our country. It scored a GNCAP crash test rating of four stars. Currently, it is offered only with a diesel engine. However, a petrol engine and an AMT gearbox should be launched for the Marazzo by the end of this year. The Marazzo starts at Rs. 12.03 lakhs ex-showroom.
Mahindra XUV 300
The XUV300 is the compact SUV from Mahindra. It might not be the strongest selling compact SUV in the segment. But it does offer quite a lot of features and is the safest car in India. It scored 5 stars in the GNCAP ratings. It is available with a petrol and a diesel engine. A more powerful petrol engine known as mStallion should also launch in the coming future. The XUV300 starts at Rs. 8.30 lakhs ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza is the best selling compact SUV in our country. It scored 4 stars in the GNCAP ratings. It got a facelift last year with which it now is only offered with a petrol engine. Maruti Suzuki has discontinued the diesel engine. It now also gets an automatic transmission. The Vitara Brezza starts at Rs. 7.56 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Polo might be the oldest premium hatchback in our country but it still has a cult following because of its riding dynamics and powerful TSI engines. The Polo scored 4 stars in the crash tests by GNCAP. It is also one of the most affordable hatchbacks that you can get a powerful turbocharged engine with. The Polo starts at Rs. 6.16 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Triber is the most affordable 7-seater vehicle that you can buy in the Indian market. This has become the unique selling point for the vehicle. The Triber managed to score an impressive 4 stars on the crash test. The Triber starts at Rs. 5.50 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Tiago is the most affordable and the safest vehicle. The hatchback scored 4 stars on the crash test. It comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and Cornering Stability Control as standard. The Tiago starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Tigor is a compact sedan based on the Tiago. So, it also managed to score 4 stars in the Global NCAP crash test. The front end design of the Tiago and Tigor was updated to comply with new safety requirements. The Tigor starts at Rs. 5.64 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Altroz is the first premium hatchback for Tata Motors. It is also the safest premium hatchback in our country. It scored 5 stars on the GNCAP crash test. The Altroz got a new turbocharged engine this year and it will soon be offered with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The Altroz starts at Rs. 5.84 lakhs ex-showroom.
Nexon is the vehicle that started the awareness regarding the crash tests. It was the first made-in-India vehicle that scored 5 stars in the Global NCAP rating. The Nexon was also supposed to get the DCT automatic transmission but as of now, there is no official information. The Nexon starts at Rs. 7.25 lakhs ex-showroom.