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Tata and Mahindra dominate the list of safest cars in India—Here’s a look at the top 10

Tata and Mahindra dominate the list of safest cars in India—Here’s a look at the top 10
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  • The Global NCAP list certifies 38 cars produced as the safest in India.
  • Mahindra XUV300 achieved five stars for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection.
Global car safety agency Global New Car Assessment Program has recently released a list of the safest cars produced in India. The Global NCAP list certifies 38 cars produced by Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, and other passenger vehicles manufacturers, as the safest in India.

These are top 10 safest cars in the list in India:

Mahindra XUV 300

Mahindra XUV 300
NCAP

Mahindra XUV300 is the safest Indian car on the road, according to the recent test conducted by NCAP. It has been bagging that place in the Global NCAP list since 2014.

The car achieved five stars for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection.

“The protection offered to the driver, and the passenger’s head and neck were good. Driver’s chest showed adequate protection while the passenger’s chest received good protection. The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed FWF with ISOFIX and top tether and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact offering fair protection to the chest,” the report said.

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Tata-Nexon

Tata-Nexon
NCAP

Tata’s compact SUV Nexon achieved four stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection in the recent test conducted by NCAP. The models produced after December 2018 achieved five stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection.

David Ward, the Global NCAP secretary-general said the four stars awarded to the Tata Nexon represent a very strong result from a major Indian car manufacturer.

“The protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver and passenger chest showed adequate protection. The child seat for the 3-year-old CRS was installed FWF with ISOFIX and top tether and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact with good protection for the head while marginal protection to the chest,” the report said.

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​Tata Tigor and Tata Tiago

​Tata Tigor and Tata Tiago
NCAP

Tata’s Tigor and Tiago are ranked fourth in the list of the safest cars in India. Both the models achieved four stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection.

“The protection offered to the driver, and the passenger’s head and neck were good. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection, and the passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed FWF with the adult seatbelt and support leg and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact,” according to the report.

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​Volkswagen Polo Hatchback

​Volkswagen Polo Hatchback
NCAP

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback ranked fifth in the list of safest cars after scoring four stars for adult safety features and three stars for child safety in the recent test conducted by NCAP.

The Volkswagen Polo is a car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1975 and is sold worldwide in hatchback, sedan and estate variants.

“The protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good thanks to the airbag, driver’s and passenger’s chest received adequate protection. The child seat for the 3-year-old child was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The belted CRS for the 11/2-year-old child was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact and protected adequately well the child,” the report said.

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​Mahindra Marazzo

​Mahindra Marazzo
NCAP

The Mahindra Marazzo from Mahindra and Mahindra has been ranked as the safest in its category for the last six years. Mahindra Marazzo scored four stars for adult safety features and two stars for child safety in the recent test conducted by NCAP.

“The protection offered to the driver, and the passenger’s head and neck were good. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection while the passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed forward-facing with ISOFIX and top tether and was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact leaving the head vulnerable while fair protection was offered to the chest,” the report said.

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​Toyota Etios hatchback

​Toyota Etios hatchback
NCAP

The Toyota Etios is a subcompact car with five-door hatchback produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota for India. The Etios concept hatchback with a 1.2-litre petrol engine was unveiled in the 2010 Auto Expo in New Delhi, and the actual commercial production started in December 2010.

Etios hatchback scored four stars for adult safety features and two stars for child safety in the recent test conducted by NCAP.

“In the frontal impact, the driver and passenger’s heads were both well protected by the airbags and seatbelts. Both seat belts were equipped with pre-tensioners. The child seat for the 1-5-year-old child was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The 3-year-old exceeded the forward excursion limit,” said the report

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​Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

​Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
NCAP

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza which emerged as the best selling compact SUV in India in June 2020 has gained the ninth position in the line of safest cars, according to NCAP.

Vitara Brezza scored four stars for adult safety features and two stars for child safety in the recent test conducted by NCAP.

The protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection while the passenger’s chest showed good protection. The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed FWF with ISOFIX and top tether and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact with good protection for the head while marginal protection to the chest, said the report.

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​Tata Zest

​Tata Zest
NCAP

Tata Zest, a compact sedan produced by Tata Motors was launched in Indian markets in August 2014. It was first showcased at Indian Auto Expo 2014. Zest scored four stars for adult safety features and two stars for child safety in the recent test conducted by NCAP.

“The protection offered to the driver’s head was Adequate due to bottoming out of the driver airbag. Driver chest protection was marginal. Passenger’s head and chest protection were good. The child seat for the 3-year-old child was unable to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. The installation instructions on both child seats were insufficient and not permanently attached to the seat,” according to the report.

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