In the recent years, we have seen a rise in the number of five-star-rated cars in the Indian market. In fact, many customers have preferred safer tested cars which include cars from Tata, Mahindra and the German manufacturer Skoda and Volkswagen. Here is the result when two five-star cars crash.
The accident happened between the Taigun and the Altroz that could not bring the car to a complete stop in time. The pictures show that the Tata Altroz crashed into the rear of the Volkswagen Taigun. Both the cars took the impact well and the passengers of both the vehicles came out without a scratch.
The bonnet of the Altroz has crumpled under the impact, but this is as it should be. In almost all accidents where one car hit another from the back, you would see a crumpled bonnet – this is the crumple zones working correctly and does not mean the car has weak structure or sheet metal.
One should know that while the Tata Altroz once became the safest car in the Indian market, currently, the Volskwagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq are the safest cars according to the G-NCAP rating. The crash test ratings were recently updated and the Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen both became the safest car in the Indian market after scoring highest points.
Safest cars in India
The newly launched Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun have both achieved a prestigious 5-star safety rating. These vehicles were evaluated under the updated crash test protocols of Global NCAP.
The revised crash test protocols of Global NCAP comprehensively assess the front and side impact protection of the tested models. To attain a full five-star rating, vehicles are required to demonstrate excellent performance in categories such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), pedestrian protection, and side impact pole protection.
Both the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun garnered 29.64 points out of 34 for adult safety protection and 42 points out of 49 for child safety. These impressive scores were possible due to the inclusion of front airbags and ESC as standard features in both cars, contributing to their high safety ratings.
Following its launch, the Altroz received an impressive five-star Global NCAP rating, achieving the highest score ever recorded by a made-in-India car. However, the Mahindra XUV300 soon surpassed the Altroz, securing the top spot as the safest car in India with even higher points. Nonetheless, the all-new Altroz still maintains its five-star rating and remains one of the safest vehicles available in the market.
The tests conducted were conducted at a speed of 64 km/h. In terms of adult safety, the Altroz achieved a remarkable score of 16.13 out of 17. For child safety, the car received a score of 29 out of 49. All variants of the Tata Altroz come equipped with two airbags as standard. The Global NCAP report confirms that the Altroz exhibits stable bodyshell integrity.
According to the Global NCAP report, the upcoming Altroz model will provide excellent protection for the heads, necks, and knees of both the driver and co-driver. The chest region also receives adequate protection. The Altroz underwent various tests, including frontal offset crash and side-impact crash tests.