The Indian automaker Tata Motors launched the Global NCAP 5 stars rated Altroz yesterday. The carmaker also launched 2020 facelifts of the Nexon, Tigor and Tiago. The Tigor and Tiago facelifts have badged 4 stars at the Global NCAP recently. The model chosen for the testing was the entry-level model of these vehicles. Let’s have a look at the safety features it was equipped with.
|Safety Features||Tata Tigor/Tiago|
|Front Seatbelt Pretensioners||Driver Only|
|Driver Frontal Airbags||✓|
|Passenger Frontal Airbags||✓|
|Side Head Airbags||X|
|Side Body Airbags||X|
|Driver Knee Airbags||X|
*Note that this is a base model. Upper variants may vary with the features.
The Tata Tiago/Tigor were rated 4-star for adult occupancy and a 3-star for the child occupancy. Some of the basic points stated by the Global NCAP are:
- Head and neck protection of the adult occupants is good for the Tata models.
- Chest protection for the passenger was adequate but marginal for the driver.
- Femur and knees protection was also rated marginal as there are chances of contact with the structure behind the fascia of Tigor/Tiago.
- The Tigor/Tiago does not provide 3-point seatbelt at all the seats. Isofix anchorage is also missing.
#SAFERCARSFORINDIA campaign! What is it?
It is a campaign started by the Global NCAP in 2014 with an aim to promote safety standards in Indian cars. Since then the cars are tested and rated accordingly giving the Indian consumers an insight towards the safety of the cars they drive.
- Mahindra and Tata have been able to badge 5-star ratings with their cars whereas Maruti Suzuki is yet to reach the highest rating.
- Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon and Tata Altroz are among the 5-star rated cars in India.
- MG ZS EV has scored a 5-star rating at the Euro NCAP.
India is all set to launch the next phase of its own new vehicle assessment programme under the name of BNSVAP. India is surely heading towards a safer future and so are you.