Nowadays, safety is a top priority in every industry. Low cost is no longer a justification for automakers to produce unsafe vehicles. Global NCAP recently accomplished the milestone of testing 50 vehicles as part of its “Safer Cars For India” initiative. According to protocol, Global NCAP typically evaluates the least expensive models. Automobile producers may, and are even encouraged to, submit a vehicle with more advanced safety features for crash testing. Read about the top five safest cars under 10 lakhs in India.
|Safest Cars under Rs 10 Lakhs in India||Price|
|Honda Jazz||Rs. 7.77 lakhs|
|Tata Nexon||Rs. 7.5 lakhs|
|Tata Altroz||Rs. 6 lakhs|
|Mahindra XUV300||Rs. 8.41 lakhs|
|Tata Punch||Rs. 5.73 lakhs|
5. Honda Jazz
One of the most recent models to undergo testing was the Honda Jazz, which received a 4-star rating and 13.89 out of a possible 17. The Jazz being tested in India is not the brand-new one being sold elsewhere, but rather the outgoing model. The structure of the Jazz was stable and could withstand additional loading, according to the assessment, and adult occupants received good to adequate levels of protection for their heads and chests. However, due to a potential collision with “hazardous structures behind the dashboard,” the knee protection for front passengers was only given a moderate rating. Meanwhile, child occupant protection received a three-star rating. The Jazz now ranks behind the 5-star-rated Altroz as the second-highest-rated hatchback in the global NCAP testing. The Jazz’s starting price is Rs. 7.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Adult occupant Rating||13.89/17|
|Child occupant Rating||31.54/49|
4. Tata Nexon
The Nexon is notable for being the first automobile manufactured in India to receive a full 5-star safety rating from global NCAP. Initially given a 4-star rating, Tata’s small SUV later received an upgrade and was sent back for another evaluation. This time, it received all five stars and received a score of 16.06 out of 17 for adult protection. The Nexon received a three-star rating for child occupant protection, earning 25 out of a possible 49 points. The important thing to remember is that the rating went to the pre-facelift model, whereas the variant that is now on sale has been improved to satisfy pedestrian protection standards.Two airbags, ABS, and ISOFIX child-seat mounts are standard on all Tata Nexon models. The Nexon has a starting price of Rs. 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
|Adult occupant Rating||16.06/17|
|Child occupant Rating||25/49|
3. Tata Altroz
The Tata Altroz is the highest ranked premium hatchback in the Indian market according to GNCAP, and it shares the same ALFA platform as the Punch. In contrast to the Punch, the Altroz received three stars for kid protection, earning 16.13 out of a possible 17 points for adult protection.Two airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminders for the front seats, and ISOFIX child-seat mounts are all included in the Altroz range’s standard safety equipment. Higher variations come equipped with extras including front seat belts that can be adjusted for height, a rear parking camera, and front and rear fog lamps. The Altroz starts at Rs 6 lakh in pricing (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Adult occupant Rating||16.3/17|
|Child occupant Rating||29/49|
2. Mahindra XUV300
In the crash tests conducted by Global NCAP, the Mahindra XUV300 received a 5-star rating for adult occupant protection (16.42 out of 17 points) and a 4-star rating for child occupant protection. The XUV300’s footwell and structural integrity were “stable” during the collision. Adult occupants’ head, neck, and knee protection was assessed as “excellent,” and while the front passenger’s chest protection was similarly rated as “good,” the driver’s protection was only deemed “sufficient.” Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cornering brake control, disc brakes for all four wheels, a front seatbelt reminder system, front seatbelt pretensioners, and a passenger airbag deactivation button are all included as standard equipment for the Mahindra XUV300. Six airbags, front parking sensors, heated ORVMs, seatbelt reminders for all passengers, and a three-point seatbelt for the middle-seat passenger are features that are only available on the top-spec W8 (O) model. The entry-level XUV300 model range costs Rs. 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Adult occupant Rating||16.42/17|
|Child occupant Rating||37.44/49|
Also read : 2022 Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Unveiled
1. Tata Punch
The Tata Punch received the highest score of any vehicle currently on sale in India, 16.45 points out of a possible 17 (5 stars), in the crash testing conducted by Global NCAP for adult occupants. The SUV has a 4-star rating for child safety. The Punch’s body shell was adjudged to be “stable” and “capable of withstanding additional loadings.”Dual airbags, ABS, EBD, brake sway control, seatbelt reminder, high speed warning, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are all included as standard safety equipment on the Punch. Punch prices begin at Rs. 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
|Adult occupant Rating||16.45/17|
|Child occupant Rating||40.89/49|