As part of its Safer Cars for India program, the global car safety watchdog has tested several models in different segments. The initiative has had a profound impact on buying trends among Indian shoppers. Now customers prefer their cars to be safer, with a set of advanced connectivity features and an attractive design. Here are the key details of the top 5 Indian SUVs that earned a 5-star safety rating in the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) crash tests.
The list includes 2 Tata SUVs (Punch and Nexon) and 3 Mahindra SUVs (XUV300, XUV700 and Thar).
Tata’s new mini SUV – Punch – underwent the Global NCAP crash test in October 2021. The model achieved a full 5-star safety rating for adult occupant protection and a 4-star passenger safety rating. child occupants. He obtained 16.45 points out of 17 for the first and 40.89 points out of 49 for the second. The SUV’s safety kit includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, brake sway control, Isofix child seat mounts, high speed alert and seat belt reminder.
Tata Nexon is the brand’s first model and the first Indian model to receive a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP. The test model was equipped with the seat belt reminder for the driver and front passenger. With this feature, it met UN95 side impact protection requirements and passed the side impact test. It scored 16.06 pints out of 17 for adult occupant protection and provided good protection for the 18-month-old child test dummy. It comes with the Isofix Child Restraint System (CRS) and Isofix anchorages.
Mahindra XUV300 is the third Indian-made car to receive a 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests. The subcompact SUV earned a 5-star rating for adult occupant protection and a 4-star rating for child occupant protection. Its structure and floor area were found to be stable. Safety wise, the model offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cornering brake control, front seat belt reminder, all disc brakes and a passenger airbag deactivation switch .
As part of the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, the Mahindra XUV700 has earned a 5-star safety rating for adult passenger protection and a 4-star rating for child occupant protection. The model tested came with features like dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), and Isofix anchorages. Its body and floor area were found to be stable.
The next-generation Mahindra Thar was submitted for Global NCAP in November 2020. It is the safest off-road SUV in the country. The model tested had basic safety equipment and complied with UN95 side impact regulations. The off-road SUV managed to score 12.52 out of 17 points in adult safety and 41.11 out of 49 points in child safety.