The Global NCAP Summit of 2019 recently took place. For the uninitiated, this is the place where manufacturers from all over the world take their vehicles to receive a standardized rating for safety. The ranking is done on a five star basis, with one star being poor safety, and five stars being the gold standard in passenger safety. Three stars can be taken as a passable, and somewhat of a middle ground for these tests. Indian motor enthusiasts no doubt followed this event very closely, in order to see how various cars which are sold in the Indian market stacked up not just against international competition, but also how it fared against the testing parameters of the NCAP. Below are some of the most popular Indian cars we could find at the NCAP, which managed to garner respectable ratings for safety.
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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Firstly, we come to one of the bestselling cars of the Indian market, positioned in one of the bestselling segments of the Indian market, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. This MPV managed to score a decent 3 stars of safety in the Global NCAP Summit of 2019, giving buyers even more trust in what was already a fairly reliable brand.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
This small hatchback from Maruti Suzuki’s sub-brand “Nexa” managed to grab a 3 star safety rating at the Global NCAP summit. This car, featuring a unique, boxy design has been a hot seller in the Indian market. To see that this mid-segment hatchback scored so well was great news, seeing as this is one of the most hotly contested segments in India.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
An extremely popular SUV in the Indian market is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. This D segment big car managed to snag up a fantastic 4 star rating at the Global NCAP. One of the bestsellers of North India in particular, the Brezza gets a large amount of sales purely based on the fact that it is a budget SUV.
This MPV from Mahindra managed to score an extremely respectable 4 star rating in safety from the Global NCAP. This makes it one of the safer multiple person carriers in the world today, and as a practical, and safe vehicle, the Marazzo is tough to beat. Mahindra is a through and through Indian brand, and it’s great to see them, along with Tata, which we’ll get to next, do so well in these stringent international testing environments.
The undisputed king of Indian cars when it comes to safety, the Tata Nexon has scored the coveted 5 star safety rating at the Global NCAP. This makes it one of the safest cars not just in the Indian market, but in the entire world. The Nexon has always used it’s Global NCAP score as a selling point, and we can only expect that Tata will continue to do so in the near future, seeing as the scores have been retained so well.