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International NCAP crash check rankings: Prime 10 Indian SUVs | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

We’ve compiled a listing of the most secure SUVs on sale in India, as rated by International NCAP.

Security in vehicles has been given a better emphasis ever since International NCAP began testing Indian vehicles in 2014. Up to now, the protection watchdog International NCAP has crash examined over 50 vehicles underneath its ‘Safer Automobiles for India’ programme. At the moment, there are 5 5-star rated fashions on sale in India, with 4 of them being SUVs. Learn on to see the Prime 10 most secure SUVs on sale in India, as rated by International NCAP.

1. Mahindra XUV700 – 57.69 factors out of 66

The Mahindra XUV700 is the one three-row SUV to get a full 5-star score for grownup occupant safety. Youngster occupant security, too, is a powerful 4 stars. The XUV700 scored 16.03 factors out of a potential 17 for grownup occupant safety and 41.66 factors out of 49 for youngster occupant safety (whole 57.69 factors out of 66). It was adjudged to supply good safety to the driving force’s and passenger’s head, neck, chest and knees. The SUV’s physique shell and footwell space have been rated as ‘steady’ and ‘able to withstanding additional loadings’.

Mahindra has packed in loads of security tech into the XUV700, and whereas decrease variants get solely the fundamentals, the totally loaded variants get all of the bells and whistles, together with seven airbags and superior driver aids like autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management and extra.

2. Tata Punch – 57.34 factors out of 66

In International NCAP’s crash exams, the Tata Punch scored 16.45 factors out of a most of 17 (5-stars) for grownup occupants, which is the best rating achieved by any automobile in India. Coming to youngster security, the SUV earned 40.89 out of a most of 49 factors, giving it a 4-star rating on this class. The physique shell of the Punch was rated as ‘steady’ and ‘able to withstanding additional loadings’.

Normal security options on the Punch embody twin airbags, ABS, EBD, brake sway management, seatbelt reminder, excessive velocity alert, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX youngster seat mounts.

3. Mahindra XUV300 – 53.86 factors out of 66

The Mahindra XUV300 has secured a 5-star score for grownup occupant safety (16.42 factors) and a 4-star score for youngster occupant safety (37.44 factors) in International NCAP’s crash exams. The XUV300’s construction and footwell have been ‘steady’ through the crash. Head, neck and knee safety for grownup occupants was ‘good’, and whereas chest safety for the entrance passenger was additionally ‘good’, it was rated ‘sufficient’ for the driving force.

As customary, the Mahindra XUV300 will get twin airbags, ABS with EBD, cornering brake management, disc brakes for all 4 wheels, entrance seatbelt reminder system, entrance seatbelt pretensioners, and a passenger airbag deactivation swap. What’s unique to the totally loaded W8 (O) variant are seven airbags, entrance parking sensors, heated ORVMs, seatbelt reminders for all passengers, and a three-point seatbelt for the middle-seat passenger.

4. Mahindra Thar – 53.63 factors out of 66

The Mahindra Thar managed to safe 4 stars for grownup occupant safety (12.52 factors). International NCAP reported that, on influence, the Thar’s bodyshell was steady and able to “withstanding additional loadings”, however its footwell space was rated unstable. The SUV fared equally effectively on the kid occupant safety entrance, scoring 4 stars and 41.11 factors out of a most 49.

The SUV comes with three-point seat belts as customary for all passengers, and likewise has customary ISOFIX child-seat mounts, which helped it safe the spectacular score. The mannequin examined by International NCAP was the higher-spec Mahindra Thar LX with a hardtop.

5. Toyota City Cruiser – 50.2 factors out of 66

For grownup occupant safety, Toyota City Cruiser was awarded Four stars, scoring 13.52 factors out of a potential 17. The safety supplied to the driving force’s and passenger’s head and neck was adjudged to be good whereas the bodyshell was rated as steady and able to withstanding additional loadings. By way of youngster occupant safety, the compact SUV scored Three stars, securing 36.68 factors out of 49. The testers famous that the inclusion of ISOFIX youngster seat mounts (which are clearly marked) as customary helped the SUV’s rating.

The City Cruiser examined by International NCAP was geared up with security options like twin airbags, ABS, entrance seatbelt pretensioners and ISOFIX mounts. Whereas the Toyota’s crash check rankings are spectacular, it’s price noting that the City Cruiser is due for a significant replace within the coming months. It will embody sheet steel modifications and extra security options, so it’s possible that the upcoming City Cruiser facelift’s crash check score might change. 

6. Tata Nexon – 41.06 factors out of 66

After receiving a 4-star score initially, Tata up to date the Nexon with seatbelt reminders and the SUV additionally handed a side-impact check which bumped its rating as much as 5 stars (16.06 factors) for grownup safety. The Nexon grew to become the primary made-in-India, sold-in-India mannequin to register this excessive a rating. It was adjudged to have good safety for the pinnacle and neck of the driving force and passenger, and sufficient safety for his or her chests. By way of youngster occupant safety, the Nexon scored 25 factors out of 49 for a 3-star score.

Nonetheless, it’s price noting that the mannequin examined was the pre-facelift one, with the mannequin at the moment on sale additional upgraded to fulfill pedestrian safety norms. On the time of the check, all variants of the Nexon – from the bottom XE to the top-spec XZ+ – obtained ABS and two airbags as customary, whereas Isofix child-seat mounts have been supplied solely on the XZ+ and XZA+ trims.

7. Nissan Magnite – 36.73 factors out of 66

The Nissan Magnite has acquired a 4-star score within the grownup occupant safety check, scoring 11.85 factors out of a potential 17. Nonetheless, it didn’t carry out as effectively in its youngster occupant safety check, scoring simply 2 stars, with 24.88 factors out of a potential 49.

Testers rated the Magnite’s bodyshell and footwell space as steady after the crash check, although the safety supplied to the driving force’s chest and knees was marginal. The kid occupant safety score suffered because the base-spec Magnite examined didn’t have any ISOFIX anchor factors for a kid seat and securing them with the three-point seatbelts resulted in extreme ahead motion.

8. Hyundai Creta – 36.29 factors out of 66

The brand new Hyundai Creta was examined by International NCAP earlier this month and it managed to safe a 3-star score for grownup safety (Eight factors from 17). The report marks the SUV’s physique shell as ‘unstable’ and never able to ‘withstanding additional loadings’. The footrest was additionally rated unstable. The Hyundai additionally secured a 3-star score for youngster occupant safety, with 28.29 factors out of a most 49. The bottom variant of the Creta doesn’t get ISOFIX youngster seat anchorages, and therefore, the kid seats needed to be secured with seat belts.

As customary, the Creta options twin airbags and ABS with EBD. Facet and curtain airbags can be found solely on the top-spec SX (O) variant, whereas Digital Stability Management (ESC), Automobile Stability Administration (VSM), youngster seat anchorages, and rear disc brakes can be found from SX Govt trim onwards.

9. Renault Kiger – 33.39 factors out of 66

On condition that the Renault Kiger shares its platform with the Nissan Magnite, it isn’t a shock that it acquired an analogous security score. Within the grownup occupant safety check, the Kiger obtained a 4-star score, scoring 12.34 factors out of 17, whereas within the youngster occupant safety check, the SUV scored 21.05 factors out of 49, for a 2-star score.

The testers famous that the Kiger’s bodyshell was unstable and never able to withstanding additional load. Its footwell space was rated steady, whereas the extent of safety supplied to adults was much like the Magnite. Despite the fact that the Kiger has ISOFIX mounts within the rear, it ended up shedding factors within the youngster occupant safety check as they have been unmarked and coated up by seat cloth, making them hidden from common prospects. Therefore, the kid seat was solely secured by the three-point seat belt within the check, which led to extreme ahead motion.

10. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 30.44 factors out of 66

Maruti’s Vitara Brezza was examined by International NCAP again in 2018, the place it acquired a 4-star score for grownup safety, scoring 12.51 factors. It was famous that the safety supplied to the driving force and passenger head and neck was good and the Brezza’s bodyshell was rated as steady with functionality of withstanding additional loadings. For youngster safety, the Maruti was awarded 2 stars (17.93 factors).

However, it’s price conserving in thoughts that the mannequin examined was the pre-facelift, diesel-powered mannequin, so the outcomes for the present petrol mannequin might differ. Moreover, the upcoming Brezza facelift might additionally change into the primary Maruti mannequin to obtain a 5-star score. In an interview with Autocar India, GNCAP secretary normal, Alejandro Furas, mentioned, “The automobile [Brezza/Urban Cruiser] just isn’t distant from a 5 star, there’s not a lot they should do to attain this.”  

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