07 Dec 2018
Global NCAP’s first five star car in India: the Tata Nexon
Global NCAP releases an update to its #SaferCarsForIndia campaign with two new crash test results today. Following recent four star safety announcements, the Tata Nexon becomes the first made in India, sold in India car to achieve Global NCAP’s coveted five star crash test rating. The Mahindra Marazzo also does well, achieving a four star result.
The Tata Nexon scored five stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection. Following the Nexon’s four star result earlier this year Tata has improved a number of safety features including making a Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) for driver and passenger a standard for all variants of the model. In addition the Nexon was required to pass a side impact test meeting UN95 side impact protection requirements (*).
The Mahindra Marazzo with standard double airbags, ABS, SBR for driver and ISOFIX anchorages, reached four stars in Adult Occupant Protection and two stars for Child Occupant Protection (**).
The model offers good protection for both adult head and neck, marginal protection for the driver chest and adequate protection for passenger chest. The pedals showed some risk for the lower legs due to their displacement. The 18 month old child dummy received good protection while the 3 year old child passenger showed high readings in chest and head exposure.
David Ward, Global NCAP Secretary General said,
“This is a huge landmark for car safety in India. Congratulations to Tata Motors for achieving India’s first five star rating for adult occupant protection. Congratulations also to Mahindra for their first four star result. The Nexon was engineered in India and this shows the huge capability of the domestic industry to achieve excellence in safety design and performance. With the Nexon, Tata have shown the global car industry that to achieve five stars you can ‘Make in India’. Global NCAP is looking forward to many more Indian five star cars and further improvements in both pedestrian protection and crash avoidance.”
Tata Nexon (2 airbags)
Mahindra Marazzo (2 airbags)
Note to Editors (*)
(*) This result is valid for all Nexon units produced as from December 7th, 2018 (from VIN MAT627165JLP51255).
(**) This result is valid for all Marazzo units produced as from November 16th, 2018 (from VIN MA1WA2ES1J2L11253).
Safer Cars For India Campaign
The #SaferCarsForIndia Campaign was launched by Global NCAP in 2014 with the objective of promoting safer vehicles in the country. Between 2014 and 2018 Global NCAP has completed more than thirty safety assessments which have acted as an important catalyst in the safety improvement of Indian cars.
Global NCAP hosted its first World Congress in Delhi
Global NCAP hosted its first ever World Congress in Delhi from September 26 – 29, 2018. The Congress brought together the community of New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAPs) worldwide to share experience about independent consumer vehicle safety rating. The meeting also provided a unique opportunity to assess the contribution that safer vehicles can make to the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Delhi World Congress facilitated high level dialogue on a global road map for vehicle safety with the automobile manufacturers, senior policy makers, road safety experts, and fleet managers. A key theme of the World Congress was how NCAPs worldwide have succeeded in building a market for safer cars by raising consumer awareness of the critical safety choices they make when buying a new vehicle.