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Indian Cars Safety Rating Tested Till Nov 2020 – Mahindra, Tata Lead

Tata Altroz Crash Test
Tata Altroz Crash Test – Global NCAP

Homegrown automotive manufacturers have been providing safer cars than their Japanese and Korean counterparts

There has been a furore in the Indian automotive industry ever since the Global NCAP crash tested three India-made cars recently. While all three cars have been equipped with mandatory safety tech as prescribed by the government, all three received sub-par ratings.

Kia Seltos, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Suzuki S-Presso all performed below-par and has once again highlighted safety parameters of Indian cars. While Seltos secured 3-stars and i10 secured 2-stars, the furore was created mostly due to S-Presso securing 0 stars in its crash test.

Current Standings For India-Made Cars At Global NCAP

Currently, Mahindra XUV300 holds the numero uno position of highest safety ratings obtained by an Indian car at Global NCAP. The subcompact UV has secured a 5-star rating in adult protection and 4-star rating in child protection.

This is followed by Tata Motor siblings Altroz and Nexon which have secured 5-star safety rating for adult protection and 3-star rating for child protection each. These three cars are considered to be the safest India-made passenger vehicles.

Indian Cars Safety Rating
Indian Cars Safety Rating – List includes cars which are currently on sale, and have been crash tested by Global NCAP.

They are followed by a number of 4-star safety rated cars in the form of Mahindra Marazzo, Volkswagen Polo, Tata Tiago, Tata Tigor and Maruti Vitara Brezza. All, barring Marazzo, have received a child safety rating of 3-stars. The MPV from Mahindra receives a below par 2-star safety rating for children.

Ford Aspire, Maruti Ertiga and Renault Duster along with Seltos have 3-star adult safety ratings alongside their names. Out of these, only Ertiga gets as many child safety rating stars. The rest have to contend with two stars each. Popular hatchbacks such as Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Maruti Swift, WagonR and Hyundai Santro have been rewarded only 2 stars each for adult safety.

NoIndian Car Safety RatingAdultsChild
1Mahindra XUV30054
2Tata Altroz53
3Tata Nexon53
4Mahindra Marazzo42
5VW Polo43
6Tata Tiago43
7Tata Tigor43
8Maruti Brezza42
9Ford Aspire32
10Maruti Ertiga33
11Renault Duster32
12Kia Seltos32
13Hyundai i10 NIOS22
14Maruti Swift22
15Maruti WagonR22
16Hyundai Santro22
17Datsun Redi-Go12
18Renault Kwid11
19Maruti Eeco02
20Maruti Alto02
21Mahindra Scorpio02
22Datsun Go02
23Maruti S-Presso02
24Maruti Celerio01

Kwid / RediGO 1 Star, But More Points

Surprisingly, cars such as Datsun Redi-Go and Renault Kwid have a lower star rating (1-star) but their points total is more than the likes of Grand i10 Nios, Swift, Wagon R and Santro which have higher star ratings (2-stars). Maruti Eeco, lagging at the 19th spot, has secured total points of 25.33, higher than the likes of Seltos, i10 and Swift.

It is not clear as to how the points and rating system works, which makes it difficult to explain why Kwid/rediGO have lower stars and higher points as compared to some other cars in the list.

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