In the last few years under the #saferscarsforindia, initiative the watchdog Global NCAP has been testing many cars that are currently sold in the Indian market. With this initiative, the awareness about safety has been spreading, that many car manufacturers are also working to improve their safety parts. Although, many cars that are being sold in India perform really badly and can only manage to awarded 1 star, 2 stars and even some cars get 0 stars in safety crash test at Global NCAP. Till now only three cars manage to awarded with a 5-star safety rating for adult-occupant. Here, we put together the 3 most affordable 5-star global NCAP rated cars in the Indian market: –
- Tata Altroz
Currently, Tata Altroz is the only hatchback in India that was awarded a 5-star safety rating for adult occupant and a 3-star rating for Child-occupant at GNCAP. As for safety, the Altroz gets Dual Frontal airbags, ABS with EBD, a 3-point seat belt, and much more. The hatchback also loaded with premium features as well TFT multi-color display, car connected technology, touchscreen infotainment system enables android auto and apple car play, and so on. As for performance, it offers three engine options, 1.2 Litre NA petrol, 1.2 Litre turbocharged petrol, and 1.5 Litre turbocharged diesel engine. Tata retails Altroz with a base price of Rs 5.80 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.
- Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon was the first-ever Made-in-India car to achieve the 5-star adult occupant and a 3-star rating for child occupant and started the trend for the safety precautions. Like the Altroz Nexon also get Dual frontal airbags and the only Tata Vehicle to offer IRA-connected car technology. The SUV offers 2 engine options – a 1.2 Litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5 Litre turbocharged diesel engine. The former develops 120PS of power and 170 Nm of torque, and the latter develops 110 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque. Tata Currently retails Nexon with a base price of Rs 7.19 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.
- Mahindra XUV300
Mahindra XUV300 comes with a 5-star adult occupant safety rating and 4-star Child occupant safety rating at GNCAP. The XUV300 is the only vehicle to offer 7-airbags in its space including driver-side Knee airbags. The 7-airbags are only offering with Top-end trim, while the other trims get only Dual-Frontal airbags. The XUV300 comes equipped with two powertrain options – 1.2 Litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5 Litre turbocharged diesel engine, the former rated at 110PS/200Nm and the latter rated at 115PS/300Nm. The powertrain comes coupled with 6-speed MT as standard and optional 6-speed AMT for diesel engines only. Mahindra retails XUV300 at a base price of Rs 7.96 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.