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Global NCAP Crash Test: Top 10 Indian Cars That Passed


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These are 'safe of the safest' cars in India

The term NCAP sands for the ‘New Car Assessment Program’. It is a US government car safety program tasked with evaluating new automobile designs for performance against various safety threats. The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first started the NCAP program in 1979. The Global NCAP started India’s automotive safety movement in 2014. Its 2014 report brought the subject of automotive safety to the front. This resulted in India’s automotive safety testing agencies and car makers started implementing various safety standards/equipment in cars. We bring to you the list of op 10 Cars that passed the Global NCAP crash test.

Furthermore, vehicle safety is a vast area that includes factors such as visibility, anti-rolling qualities, and braking performance. However, global NCAP ratings mainly focus on the results of a crash test which establishes the level of protection a car provides in the event of a crash. Global NCAP has crash-tested as many as 33 Indian cars and the following are the top 10 cars that passed it. The list comprises only those cars that are currently on sale in India.

10. 2nd Generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga received an overall score of 3 stars out of 5 in the results of the crash test. It is only one of the two cars which got 3 stars for both adult and child protection in the list of top 10 cars. Furthermore, the car provides marginal protection to the driver’s chest; driver and passenger’s knees and an unstable foot-well are some areas of concern on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The test results also rated the car’s body structure was not capable of withstanding further load.

9. Hyundai i20 (Standard version with two airbags): Global NCAP Crash Test:

Hyundai’s i20 car stood at the 9th position in the list of top 10 cars to pass the crash test. According to the test results, the i20 offers marginal protection to the driver’s chest and knees. Furthermore, The foot-well was rated unstable while the car body shell was considered incapable of handling further loads. So, Hyundai i20 got 3 stars for adult protection and 2 stars for a child.

8. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza:

Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza was ranked 8th in the list of top 10 cars that passed the Global NCAP crash test 2020. The car scored 4 stars in the occupant safety. Also, its body shell found stable & capable to withstand the forces of impact. However, it got only 2 stars for child protection.

7. Tata Tiago & Tata Tigor:

Tata Motors’ Tiago & Tigor jointly got the 7th position in the list of top 10 cars to pass the Global NCAP crash test 2020. Both cars received 4 stars for adult protection. However, the results indicated that they have a weak footwell and an unstable body. These cars don’t offer ISOFIX child seat mounts. Yet, they got 3 stars for child protection.

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