Safety should not just be treated as just some other feature but should be a paramount feature one must seek while buying a new car. Indians have recently started taking safety seriously, although the number is still low as compared to the population of India. Carmakers across the country are bound to keep the prices low and yet provide features in their cars. We have compiled a list of 8 such cars in India that have been crash-tested at the Global NCAP and rated 4 and 5 stars. Take a look at the safest cars in India. The list of safety features in each car have been shared at the end in the form of a table.
Mahindra XUV300 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It is the first car to achieve Global NCAP’s first-ever ‘Safer Choice’ Award. That has been possible due to the 5-Star rating for the adult occupancy and 4-star rating for child occupancy. The rating for child occupancy is the highest in India. And this safety does come at a starting price of ₹8,30,000.
Tata Altroz ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The gold standard hatchback from Tata was the second in the company’s arena to score a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP. It also scored a 3-star rating for child occupancy. Tata’s Alfa Architecture construction make the body shell stable against the impacts while crashes.
Tata Nexon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It was India’s first car to score 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash testing. It comes at the third position after scoring 16.06 out of 17 for the adult occupancy. For child occupancy, Tata Nexon was able to score 3 stars.
Honda Amaze ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The high selling sedan from Honda has been able to score a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP. Honda Amaze is a subcompact sedan and is popular among the nuclear families of India as well as the taxi segment. It comes with a good list of safety as well as comfort features. On top of that, it has got best-in-class mileage.
Mahindra Marazzo ⭐⭐⭐⭐
An MPV launched by Mahindra in 2018, Marazzo also scored 4-star rating at the crash test by scoring 12.85 for the adult occupancy. For the child occupancy, it scored 2 stars. Marazzo is one of the safest MPVs currently on sale in the market and is one of the most affordable MPVs in India.
Volkswagen Polo ⭐⭐⭐⭐
German engineering is behind the 4-star rating of Polo. With a score of 12.54, Volkswagen Polo comes at 6th position in the list. The hatchback has a 3-star rating for the child occupancy. It is one of the most famous hatchbacks in India as it also offers power along with comfort and safety.
Tata Tigor/Tiago ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The most underrated hatchbacks in India, Tigor and Tiago are the only cars in segment and price range which come equipped with cornering stability control, right from the base variant.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ⭐⭐⭐⭐
It is strange to see only one car from India’s largest carmaker on the list. Maruti Suzuki has stopped sending cars for evaluation at the Global NCAP stating that their cars are at par with the safety norms in India, which is true. Brezza scored a 4-star rating for adult occupancy and 2-star for child occupancy.
|Cars||Mahindra XUV 300||Tata Altroz||Tata Nexon||Honda Amaze||Mahindra Marazzo||VW Polo||Tata Tiago/Tigor||Maruti Suzuki Brezza|
|ABS with EBD|
|Cornering Stability Control|
|Reverse Parking Sensors|
|Emergency Stop Signal / Panic Braking Signal|
|Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock|
|All 4 Disc Brakes|
With cars getting safer and safer day by day, it is the duty of consumers as well to focus more on the safety features in the cars they plan to buy. What are your thoughts about safe cars in India? Let us know in the comments section below.