Have you ever wondered about how safe is your car is, if yes then the following article will help you choosing the best vehicle for you and your family? A while ago many of us didn’t consider safety as a primary factor as it adds to the cost of vehicle and even today apart from seatbelts most of the vehicles come with optional airbags.
But now as awareness for the vehicle safety arises among the customers, companies have also taken a step to make their cars safer than ever before as we can see the ABS, EBD, multiple airbags, seatbelt warning and a lot more. The level of safety of these vehicles are judged by the GLOBAL NCAP organisation which provides the rating of 0-5 stars with 5 being the best. So today we are going to discuss about the safety rating of the mid-range hatchbacks in India.
TATA launched TIAGO as its mid-range hatchback in 2016 and introduced its facelift version earlier this year. The facelift version of TIAGO was crash tested this year by GLOBAL NCAP securing an impressive 4-star safety rating for adults and 3 stars for child making it the safest vehicle in India of its segment.
Ford Figo is fun as well safe to drive in this budget packing a whooping 6 airbags on its top model. Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD comes in standard model making it secure 3-star rating for the adults and 2-star for the child.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
The Grand i10 Nios is the third generation of Hyundai i10 being retailed in the Indian market with multiple options of engine and transmission. This vehicle could achieve only 2-stars when crash-tested by GLOBAL NCAP for both adult and child.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Swift is one of the most popular hatchbacks in Indian market. The best mileage, smooth engine performance, affordable price and availability of spare parts and a whole lot of aftermarket accessories makes it a first choice for the customers. Disappointingly, this car could achieve only 2-star safety rating in GLOBAL NCAP crash testing for both adult and child occupants.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes just below swift in Maruti Suzuki’s line-up. It is a crossover hatchback launched focusing on the audience looking for a more affordable vehicle. The Indian version of this vehicle is not tested, although a 3-star rating was achieved by the African model of ignis for the adults and 1- star for child.