Safest Cars in India as per Global NCAP ratings
We present the Top 10 cars in India in terms of Safety as rated by Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP) agency.
Safety has been an ignored aspect for a long time in Indian cars. As consumers too; we have been more concerned about the cost and features in a car; rather than our own safety. A total 4,37,396 road accidents were recorded across India in 2019 – which resulted in the death of 1,54,732 people and injuries to another 4,39,262. This statistics is startling and one of the highest in the world!
Global NCAP under #SaferCarsForIndia programme has tested a range of cars for Adults & Child Occupants Safety over a period of years. We present this report as per the results released of its latest round of crash test.
As per the Global NCAP ratings – Mahindra XUV300 emerged as India’s Safest Car! The Sub-4m Compact SUV scored five stars for adult occupancy (scoring 16.42/17) and four stars for child occupant protection (scoring (37.44/49). The model also won Global NCAP’s first-ever Safer Choice award.
Tata Altroz ranked second and was India’s safest hatchback. It received 5-star rating for adult occupant protection (16.13/17) and three stars for child occupant safety (29/49).
Tata Nexon was the first Indian production car to receive a 5-star in the Global NCAP safety rating and ranked third in this list. The model scored 16.06 out of 17 for adult occupancy and Nexon’s child-occupancy rating is three stars (25/49).
Mahindra Marazzo ranked fourth in the list and recorded a 4-star rating with scores of 12.85 out of 17 in adult safety and 22.22 out of 49 in child occupancy. Marazzo is hence now India’s Safest MUV/MPV.
VW Polo with dual airbags managed a 4-star rating for adult-occupant protection (12.54/17) all the way back in 2014 and scored three stars for child occupant protection (29.91/49).
Tiago & Tigor were Tata’s third presence in the list and with this Tata has the highest number of models in the safest cars category. Tiago/Tigor scored 12.52 out of 17 for adult occupancy and a 3-star child occupancy rating with score of 34.15/49.
Brezza is the safest Maruti Suzuki offering and rated 4-star for adult occupancy (12.51 out of 17) and two stars for child occupancy (17.93 out of 49).
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga could garner a rating of 3-star for adult occupancy (9.25/17) and three stars (25.16/49) for child occupancy.
Ford Figo Aspire got a 3-star rating for adult occupancy (10.49/17) and a 2-star child-occupancy rating (14.22/49). This is the only Ford car in the Top 10 list.
Renault Duster made it to the Top 10 list with three stars for adult occupant safety (9.0/17) and two stars for child occupant safety (17.75/49).
Indian OEMs made a stellar progress and 4 out of Top 5 were Indian MNCs! We appreciate the way Mahindra & Tata have made major inroads to make their car safer and rank in the top of the safest cars list.