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Vehicles, SUVs below Rs 10 lakh with highest GNCAP scores in India | Autocar India

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We have now compiled a listing of sub-Rs 10 lakh vehicles, SUVs in India with the very best GNCAP rankings.

Security has develop into paramount in each section today. Low price is not an excuse for automotive producers to make unsafe vehicles. Not too long ago, International NCAP examined over 50 vehicles for his or her ‘Safer Vehicles For India’ marketing campaign. As per the protocol, International NCAP normally checks essentially the most reasonably priced variants. Nevertheless, automotive producers are allowed and inspired to ship a higher-spec mannequin for crash take a look at ranking. Learn the record of the highest 10 vehicles on sale in India with the very best GNCAP crash take a look at ranking, and all priced below Rs 10 lakh. 

1. Tata Punch – 5/5 stars


In International NCAP’s crash checks, the Tata Punch scored 16.45 factors out of a most of 17 (5 stars) for grownup occupants, the very best rating achieved any automotive presently on sale in India. On the subject of baby security, the SUV earned a 4-star ranking. The physique shell of the Punch was rated as ‘steady’ and ‘able to withstanding additional loadings’.

Commonplace security options on the Punch embody twin airbags, ABS, EBD, brake sway management, seatbelt reminder, excessive pace alert, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX baby seat mounts. The Punch vary begins from Rs 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom, India). 

2.  Mahindra XUV300 – 5/5 stars 

The Mahindra XUV300 has secured a 5-star ranking for grownup occupant safety (16.42 factors out of 17) and a 4-star ranking for baby occupant safety in International NCAP’s crash checks. 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 ‘enough’ 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 change. What’s unique to the top-spec W8 (O) variant are six airbags, entrance parking sensors, heated ORVMs, seatbelt reminders for all passengers, and a three-point seatbelt for the middle-seat passenger. The XUV300 mannequin vary begins from Rs 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

3. Tata Altroz – 5/5 stars 

Based mostly on the identical ALFA platform because the Punch, the Tata Altroz is presently GNCAP’s highest rated premium hatchback within the Indian market. The Altroz secured 16.13 out of 17 factors for grownup safety, Nevertheless, not like the Punch, the Altroz scored three stars for baby safety. 

Commonplace security equipment throughout the Altroz vary contains two airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminders for the entrance seats and ISOFIX child-seat mounts. Greater variants add equipment resembling height-adjustable entrance seat belts, a rear parking digital camera, and entrance and rear fog lamps. The costs for the Altroz begin at Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

4. Tata Nexon – 5/5 stars

The Nexon holds the excellence of being the primary made-in-India automotive to be awarded a full 5-star security ranking by world NCAP. Tata’s compact SUV was initially awarded a 4-star ranking, with the carmaker upgrading the mannequin put up the outcomes and sending it again for a second spherical the place it achieved all 5 stars, with an grownup safety rating of 16.06 factors out of 17. The Nexon’s baby occupant safety ranking is three stars, securing 25 factors out of 49. The purpose to notice is that this was the pre-facelift mannequin that walked away with the ranking, with the mannequin presently on sale additional upgraded to satisfy pedestrian safety norms.

All variants of the Tata Nexon include two airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child-seat mounts as customary. Costs for the Nexon begin at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

5. Honda Jazz – 4/5 stars 

Honda’s Jazz was one of many newest autos to be examined and got here away with a 4-star ranking, with 13.89 factors out of a doable 17. The Jazz examined in India is the outgoing mannequin and never the all-new one that’s bought abroad. The report famous that the Jazz’s construction was steady and will stand up to additional loading, with grownup occupants provided good to enough ranges of safety for the pinnacle and chest space. Nevertheless, entrance occupant knee safety was rated as marginal, attributable to potential impression with ‘harmful constructions behind the dashboard’.

Little one occupant safety, in the meantime, was rated three stars. The ranking makes the Jazz presently the second highest rated hatchback in world NCAP testing, behind the 5-star rated Altroz. Costs for the Jazz begin at Rs 7.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

6. Toyota City Cruiser – 4/5 stars 

The Vitara Brezza-based compact SUV scored a strong 4 stars for grownup occupant safety, with 13.52 factors out of a most 17. The bodyshell was rated ‘steady’ and able to withstanding additional loadings. Nevertheless, the automotive recorded solely marginal safety for driver’s knees, and the passenger’s proper knee, as they may have an effect with constructions behind the dashboard. For baby safety, it scored a 3-star ranking. Within the coming months, the City Cruiser is about to obtain a significant replace, and it is doubtless that the crash testing ranking rating for the up to date mannequin might change. The City Cruiser vary begins from Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

7. Tata Tigor/Tiago – 4/5 stars 

The facelift Tiago and Tigor get an equivalent 4-star ranking, scoring 12.52 factors out of 17 for grownup occupant safety. However, the Tata siblings secured a 3-star baby occupant security ranking. Physique shell integrity was rated unstable and never able to withstanding additional loading – with a particular point out of the footwell space – although safety for the entrance passenger’s head and neck was rated ‘good’.

Costs for the Tiago begin at Rs 5.27 lakh whereas the Tigor is priced from Rs 5.88 lakh and Rs 12.24 lakh (ex-showroom, India). 

9. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 4/5

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

But it surely’s value protecting in thoughts that the mannequin examined was the pre-facelift, diesel-powered unit, so the outcomes for the present petrol mannequin might be completely different. Furthermore, the upcoming Brezza facelift might additionally develop into the primary Maruti mannequin to obtain a 5-star ranking. In an interview with Autocar India, GNCAP secretary common, Alejandro Furas, mentioned, “The automotive [Brezza/Urban Cruiser] shouldn’t be distant from a 5 star, there’s not a lot they should do to attain this.” The Vitara Brezza vary presently begins at Rs. 7.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

10. Renault Kiger – 4/5 stars

The Kiger obtained  a 4-star ranking, scoring 12.34 factors out of 17, whereas within the baby occupant safety take a look at, the SUV acquired a 2-star ranking.

The testers famous that the Kiger’s bodyshell was unstable and never able to withstanding additional load, however its footwell space was rated steady. As customary, the Kiger comes geared up with options like twin airbags, ABS with EBD and rear-parking sensors, whereas increased variants get 4 airbags. The Kiger vary begins from Rs 5.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India). 

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