Safety is not just a word it meant a lot more. Indian buyers are different from the others. Some years ago most of the peoples are not aware of the importance of safety in vehicles. But in nowadays peoples are aware of it and thinks about the safest car in India.
Safety is based on different Parameters like the build quality and safety features like ABS, Airbags and some others. Each and every parameter have its own place and work well on its own time. Like ABS and EBD is meant to prevent the collision. Meanwhile, airbags and build quality are meant to protect the onboard passengers during a collision. In consideration of this NCAP was made to measure the safety standard of differents vehicles across the globe. Each region has its own NCAP but global NCAP is based on entire all countries.
What is NCAP and How it works?
NCAP stands for New Car Assessment Program. This was first introduced by the US in late 1978 and becomes the first country. The main motive of NCAP is to test the new cars on various parameters and analyze the score and rate the car. There are several NCAPs Like Euro NCAP, Australian NCAP, Japan NCAP, ASEAN NCAP, China NCAP, Korean NCAP, and Latin NCAP. The motive of all NCAPs are same, Which is to rate the cars on the different parameter to prove the credibility and agility of vehicle and also how it performs during a collision. The main initiative of Global NCAP is “#SAFERCARSFORINDIA” and “SAFERCARSFORAFRICA”. After this initiative, we found some safest car in India which got a 5-star rating in Global NCAP.
Here are some different parameters on which NCAP works.
- Front offset crash test
- Side impact
- Side pole test
However, Each NCAP has its own checklists. like the Global NCAP only considers the Front offset crash test and the put result on behalf of this. But there is a key difference between different NCAP’s crash tests. Which is the front tyres speed? According to the Indian government, the front offset crash test is conducted at 56 km/h.
Safest Car in India
We gonna arrange it segment wise. As starts from the hatchback segment and finishes at SUV segment.
The recently launched Altroz wins thousands of people’s hearts. The Altroz is very similar to its concept Vision 3, which was showcased in the 89th geneva international motor show. This car comes with two engine options one is 1.2 ltr BS6 compliant petrol and the other one is a 1.5 ltr 4-cylinder BS6 compliant diesel engine. The Tata Altroz scores an immersive 5-star score for adult occupants and a 3-star score for the child occupants in Global NCAP. Tata Alrtoz is the only Indian made hatchback to scores a 5-star rating in the global NCAP.
The elder sibling of Tiago gets the closely same look and build on the Tata’s X1 chassis platform. This new platform is more advance and more agile and can absorb heavy impacts. Tigor comes with two engine options one is 1.2 ltr 4-cylinder petrol and the other is 1.1 ltr 4-cylinder diesel engine. This car scores a great score of 4 out of 5 in global NCAP and proved its build quality and agility. you can buy this car by paying 5.5-7.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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Verna is always been one of the top loved cars in India. Now Hyundai going to launch its third-generation facelifted model in the Indian market with some new design elements and engines are upgraded to BS6 as per Indian government norms. It equipped with a 1.5 ltr petrol and diesel engine. When the Verna is tested in ASEAN NCAP. It scored a great 5-star rating and scores the first position in its segment equivalent to Honda City but over the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
The new Honda City is unveiled in the Indian market but the launch date is not fixed due to the spread of coronavirus and results in lockdown. This is the fifth generation city. Which is going to launch in India with two engine options, One is 1.5 ltr 4-cylinder BS6 compliant petrol and the same as diesel. Honda city performs well in the ASEAN NCAP test conducted on 31st March. It scores a full score of 5 out of 5 in the crash test.
Mahindra XUV 300
This car launched in India as a rebadged version of Ssangyong Tivoli. Which was earlier launched in the Thailand market. This contains the same specs and design language and engines as well. Ssangyong is a Thailand based car manufacturer, in which 70% of shares were acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra in 2013 by paying 385 crores. The Indian launched the first product from Ssangyong is Rexton. Which was not liked by Indian buyers and then Mahindra introduced the rebadged Tivoli named XUV 300. XUV 300 equipped with a 1.2 ltr petrol engine and 1.5 ltr diesel engine. In the global NCAP crash test, it scored a fabulous 5-star rating for adult occupants and 4-star for the child. The price range starts from 8.3 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia Motors launched its first vehicle as Seltos in India and it becomes gold for the company. Thousands of units got sold in just a couple of weeks and Kia made a record of selling 12854 cars in just one day nearly somewhere around Diwali 2019. Seltos comes with the latest features and futuristic design which won the heart of Indian peoples. It equipped with a 1.5 ltr petrol engine and 1.4 ltr diesel which its cousin Creta has. In the NCAP crash test, the Kia Seltos scores a great score of 5-star. The price range of Kia Seltos starts from 9.89 lakhs (ex-showroom).
How we forget the Tata Harrier while talking about the safest Compact SUV in India. We all know the build quality of Tata cars. Tata already proved it with Tiago, Tigor, Nexon and now with all-new Altroz. After the crash test of Altroz, our expectations for the harrier go on a higher level. But till now no crash test is conducted with Harrier to test its safety. Maybe after the lockdown, the test got to happen but till then the Seltos is the only compact SUV in India that got a 5-star rating.
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The big bulky SUV of Ford recently gets a new BS6 complaint 2.0 ltr 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Endeavor comes with a lot of safety features like ABS, EBD, ESC, hill hold, Parallel park assist, and 9 airbags options on its top-spec titanium variant. This vehicle is built on a ladder on frame chassis which provides it with the agility to perform outstandingly in offroad conditions. but also offers body roll at high speeds. In the NCAP crash test, Endeavour scores a full 5 out of the 5-star in NCAP crash test.
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These are some safest car in India according to their segments.