You never know what's ahead. Indians can very well relate to this phrase while driving on the road. Poor road conditions and people who are always in a hurry to reach their destination often result in road crashes and accidents. You may be surprised to know that nearly 1.5 lakh people died in road accidents in 2017. This brings us to the core of why Indians must look out for safety features while purchasing a car.
Before we go further, let us first understand what exactly the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) safety test is. This test is conducted by a UK-based company called Global NCAP, which evaluates the safety quotient of cars through different parameters. For example, it conducts crash tests to check the structural stability of cars or other vehicles.
Recently, a number of cars manufactured in India have passed the NCAP test, scoring up to 4 or even 5 stars. So, if you are up for a car purchase, do have a look at these cars. Also, do not forget to buy a motor insurance policy to ensure 360-degree safety or protection against unexpected monetary losses.
Here are some of the safest cars in India that have scored the highest NCAP rating.
1. Tata Nexon
First on the list is Tata Nexon, one of the popular cars in India to score 5 stars in terms of adult occupant protection. This compact SUV is available with a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It features an AMT automatic transmission and is priced between Rs. 6.95 lakhs and 12.70 lakhs. On the safety front, Nexon is equipped with Emergency Brake assist, Roll-over Mitigation, Electronic Parking Brake, ABS with EBD and Airbags. You can also check out Tata Nexon Car Insurance.
2. Mahindra XUV300
Mahindra XUV300 gets a full 5-on-5 star rating in the Global NCAP safety test. It features corner braking control, ESP with rollover mitigation, seven airbags, ISOFIX mounts, hill start assist, and ABS with EBD. Just like Tata's Nexon, Mahindra's XUV is available in two options, viz. 1.5-litre diesel engine and 1.2-litre petrol engine.
3. Toyota Etios Liva
The most affordable cars can also be the safest cars in the Indian automotive market and Toyota Etios Liva is a clear example of this. Despite being Toyota's least priced car, Liva has successfully managed to score a satisfactory rating of 4 stars (for adult protection) in the global NCAP safety test. The most significant safety features of this hatchback include ISOFIX mounts, ABS with EBD, dual-airbags, and reverse park assist.
4. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
This compact SUV scored a 4-star rating in the Global NCAP's crash test. It is available only in diesel variant along with basic safety essentials, like ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS, dual airbags, and child safety locks.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply for car insurance today and do keep a check on these amazing and safest cars in India. They will keep you stress free and give you a good driving experience for sure.