What are the qualities that you consider when buying a new car? For most people, the things they consider are features and also fuel economy. But with the advancing time, the customers have widened the qualities in their wishlist of buying a new car. Power, safety, built quality and ride quality are among the new attributes. Now, considering the safety of the vehicle, because of the new BNVSAP norms, new cars are getting safer. Now, in this era, there are cars that are safe and have scored 4 stars and above in the Global NCAP crash test.
So, today we have 10 cars in the Indian market that are safe when considering the Global NCAP score. Also, the score is out of 17 and the more the number, the better it is.
Mahindra XUV300 (5-stars) Score: 16.42/17
Starting the list with the safest car currently in production in India is the Mahindra XUV300. Based on the SsangYong Tivoli, the XUV300 is one of the values for money cars one can buy right now.
The car offers the perfect balance between safety, features and power. In addition to that XUV300 also is the safest car to have the maximum score in child safety. In the Global NCAP the Mahindra XUV300 managed to score full 5 stars in the adult occupancy crash test.
Tata Altroz (5stars) Score: 16.13/17
The next car to score full 5 stars in Global NCAP is the Tata Altroz. Surely it is delightful to know that the Indian carmakers are dedicated to delivering safe cars to their customers.
Tata Altroz is a part of the premium hatchbacks and also is the safest car in the segment. That said, the hatchback has a decently powerful engine and also is adequate when it comes to features. Having a 5-star rating surely enhances the USP of the vehicle.
Tata Nexon (5-stars) Score: 16.06/17
Another vehicle from the same Indian carmaker Tata is the Nexon. Tata Nexon is one of the brand’s top-selling vehicles. Good sales numbers are a result of not just a decent feature list but also a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.
This SUV manages to score an interesting score of 16.06 out of 17 in the adult occupancy. The Tata Nexon comes powered by adequately powerful turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines making it even great out on the road.
Mahindra Marazzo (4-stars) Score: 12.85/17
A not so renowned MPV that is actually safe out on the road is the Mahindra Marazzo. Again, this is the 4th vehicle straight on the list to be made and manufactured in India, India.
Last year after the implementation of the BS6 emission norms the company discontinued this MPV. But after a while, the Marazzo came back with a new BS6 compliant engine and few revisions to its variant lineup.
Volkswagen Polo (4-stars) Score: 12.54/17
When it comes to engineering especially automobile, Germans are known to have an upper hand on the planet. So, how could we miss one of the longest producing car in India the Volkswagen Polo? Additionally, Volkswagen Polo is known for its exceptional ride and handling.
Alongside that, the hatchback also comes with a super-refined and powerful 1.0-litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine. All the above, coupled with a 4-star safety rating makes this package mouthwatering. But the downside of the vehicle is that being an old vehicle, it lacks the latest features.
Mahindra Thar (4-stars) Score: 12.52/17
We are super excited to tell you that the recently updated Mahindra Thar is safe. How safe? well, this off-roader secured 12.52 out of 17 in the adult occupancy. Meaning, it is not 4 stars rated vehicle. Although the new Mahindra Thar is catered to a specific set of people, it can surely be used as the daily driver.
In this new update, the company has developed the SUV keeping all the daily basic need of the consumers. Meaning, it can be used in the city as well as on the weekends for off-road trails.
Tata Tiago (4-stars) Score: 12.52/17
It is fun to see that almost all the cars in Tata’s portfolio are either 4 or 5 stars rated. Tata Tiago is also among the cars to score a decent 4-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test rating. This makes the Tiago *THE* safest car in the segment. Additionally, Tiago comes with an adequately long feature list with a powerful 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Additionally, all the aspects of the vehicle are just mesmerising except the interior build quality. This is where Tata needs to a little as Tiago’s interior has some sharp edges between the panels with a poor choice of matters. But keeping that said, Tata
Tata Tigor (4-stars) Score: 12.52/17
Based on the Tata Tiago, Tigor is a compact sedan that boasts a 4 stars rating in the Global NCAP crash test rating. With that, even the score remains unchanged as both the cars manage to score 12.52 out of 17.
Apart from the bigger and extended boot, everything in the Tata Tigor remains identical to the Tiago. But there are minor additions in the Tata Tigor when it comes to the features.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza (4-stars) Score: 12.51/17
What if we say that there is a car on the list from the house of Maruti Suzuki? Well, neither you nor we are mistaken, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza definitely is safer than most of its competition. In the Global NCAP, Vitara Brezza scores a decent 4-star rating in the crash test.
With that, the sub-compact SUV also boasts 12.51 out of 17. Having a Maruti tag is more than enough for selling the vehicle in big numbers in India. Also, Brezza is surely has a little scarcity of features. Nevertheless, one cannot go wrong when it is Maruti.
Renault triber (4-stars) Score: 11.62/17
An unexpected vehicle to score a 4-star rating in the crash test is the Renault Triber. Why unexpected, you may ask? Well, the Renault Triber is based on the Kwid which just scored a 2-star rating in the Global NCAP.
That said, the Tiber is one of the cheapest MPV one can buy. Not just that, the MPV also is spacious on the inside with a usable 3rd rows of seats. Although, the 3rd row is best for kids.
so, these were the 10 cars currently on sale in India with ratings of 4 star and above in the Global NCAP crash test. According to you, what are the qualities you look for in your new car?