Top 7 Safest Cars In India – Global NCAP Rating

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Will you ever buy a car that is graded non-safe to use? Your answer would definitely be a big loud NO cause safety comes first!
The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) or GNCAP is a project of a registered charity based out of the U.K. It assesses new cars and grades them based on safety standards.

What is an automobile safety rating?

Automobile safety rating is a grade given to a car. A testing organisation like GNCAP stimulates events such as a car crash and analyses the safety of occupants.

How are the cars rated by GNCAP?

The project is aimed to test car safety via crash tests and grade the cars with 5 stars as the most-safe car. The car is driven at 64 kmph into a barrier. The endurance or crashworthiness of the car is measured after the crash. Based on the crash results, the car is rated.

What are the categories for which a car is rated?

Each car is rated for two categories: adult occupant protection (AOP) and child occupant protection (COP). AOP is rated on the how safe an adult will be in the car after front and side impact tests. The results are considered for the driver and passenger seats. COP is rated based on the child restraint systems performance during the front and side impacts.

Now let us take a look at the cars in India, which have the highest GNCAP rating.

  1. Tata Punch                        

GNCAP rating 5 stars (AOP – 5 stars, COP – 4 stars)

The micro-SUV Tata Punch has stolen the show in terms of safety. The car boasts features such as ABS and EBD with brake sway control, airbags, front fog lamps (with cornering function), reverse parking camera, automatic headlights, ISOFIX anchorages and automatic rain sensing wipers. The car fared a massive 16.45 out of 17 points in the AOP category. It wasn’t very far in the COP category, getting 40.89 out of a maximum of 50 points.

  • Mahindra XUV 300

GNCAP rating 5 stars (AOP – 5 stars, COP – 4 stars)

This modular SUV from Mahindra comes in with a list of safety features: electronic stability program, disc brakes on all four wheels, rear defogger, front parking sensors, ABS and EBD with cornering function, ISOFIX anchorage, panic breaking signal, front and rear fog lamps, immobiliser, hill start assist and impact sensing door unlock. It scored 16.42 out of 17 in the AOP category and 37.44 out of 49 in the COP category.

  • Tata Altroz

GNCAP rating 5 stars (AOP – 5 stars, COP – 3 stars)

Tata has been working on car safety and it shows in its hatchback Tata Altroz. A notable mention is that the Altroz was fully engineered in India. The car comes with height adjustable seat belts, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, parking assistance, CSC (corner stability control), ISOFIX anchorage and fog lamps. It fared 16.13 out of 17 in the AOP category and 29 out of 49 in the COP category.

  •  Tata Nexon

GNCAP rating 5 stars (AOP – 5 stars, COP – 3 stars)

The inclusion of nexon in this list makes it one of the most-safe premium hatchbacks. In the AOP category, the car fared 16.06 out of 17, and in the COP category, it fared 25 out of possible 49. Like the other Tata cars in this list, the Nexon also has several safety features: ABS with EBD, hill hold assist, reverse parking sensor, ISOFIX anchorage, electronic traction control, brake disc wiping and emergency brake assist.

  • Mahindra XUV 700

GNCAP rating 5 stars (AOP – 5 stars, COP – 3 stars)

This Mahindra rounds up the top five of the safest cars with a score of 16.03 in the AOP category out of a maximum of 17 and 41.66 out of 19 in the COP category. This car has 7 airbags with an inbuilt driver drowsiness detection system. It also comes with features such as ABS, ESP, lane keep assist, smart pilot assist, forward collision warning, booster headlights and auto high-beam assist.

  • Mahindra Marazzo

GNCAP rating 4 stars (AOP – 4 stars, COP – 2 stars)

The Marazzo is the highest rated multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in the GNCAP list for India. It secured 12.85 out of 17 points in the AOP and 22.22 points out of 49 in the COP category. The car comes with standard and premium safety features such as dual airbags, SBR for driver, ABS, ISOFIX anchorage, rear parking camera and sensors and cornering lamps

Volkswagen Polo

GNCAP rating 4 stars (AOP – 4 stars, COP – 3 stars)

The German car manufacturer Volkswagen is known for its safety features. The hatchback Polo makes the list of top 10 most-safe cars as per the GNCAP rating. In the AOP category, the car gets 12.54 out of the possible 17. In the COP category, it scored 29.91 out of 49. The car boasts most of the standard safety features and a strong body frame. Features in the car are ABS, rear defogger, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, rear glass washer, rear glass wiper, rain-sensing wipers and speed-sensing door locks. offers safest cars with 5-star rating in Global NCAP’s crash tests and provide car crash competence data to consumers.

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