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Top 10 Safest Cars in India in 2020-21; Tata and Mahindra Dominate The List - All Details with Global NCAP Crash Test Scores

Shakti Nath Jha

Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels

11 Jan 2021

Updated On January 11, 2021 - At number two in this listicle, we have the Tata Altroz. The Tata Altroz is currently the safest hatchback on sale in the country. Now, very recently Tata Motors has officially announced that the company will soon launch the Altroz iTurbo. The new upcoming Tata Altroz iTurbo BS6 will be launched in India on January 13, 2021. So, you can read more about the Altroz iTurbo by clicking HERE. Now, you can keep scrolling to read about the Top 10 Safest Cars in India in the year 2020-21.

Original Article - November 28, 2020: India is one of the largest car markets in the world. In this vast car market, what matters the most to the people is how a car looks, the features on offer, brand value, price and after-sales service and most importantly 'kitna deti hai' a.k.a. mileage or fuel-efficiency. The safety of the vehicle has always been ignored in India by both the customers as well as the manufacturers. However, it's nice to see that in recent years, people have changed their perceptions. The buyers now consider vehicular safety too as an important parameter while purchasing a car and the government has also made some basic safety features standard across all the variants of the car. Today, we will be listing for you the Top 10 Safest Cars in India in 2020-21 along with their Global NCAP crash test scores.

Top 10 Safest Cars in India

Well, before we begin, let me tell you that safety is still a neglected topic in India by most people. However, there are a lot of buyers who now prefer good crash test ratings as they want a safe vehicle for their dear ones. The cars that are made in India are crash-tested by the Global NCAP to assess how safe or unsafe they are. Based on their scores, the cars are given star ratings ranging from 0 to 5. Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) is an independent charity that is registered in the United Kingdom. It aims for the promotion of public safety in order to protect and preserve human life and to make the world free from road fatalities and serious injuries. Global NCAP crash tests made in India cars under #SaferCarsForIndia campaign.

Top 10 Safest Cars in India with Global NCAP Crash Test Rating

Make and ModelAdult Safety RatingChild Safety RatingBody Shell
Mahindra XUV300 5 Star 4 Star Stable
Tata Altroz 5 Star 3 Star Stable
Tata Nexon 5 Star 3 Star Stable
Mahindra Thar 4 Star 4 Star Stable
Mahindra Marazzo 4 Star 2 Star Stable
Volkswagen Polo 4 Star 3 Star Stable
Tata Tiago / Tigor 4 Star 3 Star Unstable
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 4 Star 2 Star Stable
Ford Aspire 3 Star 2 Star Unstable
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 3 Star 3 Star Unstable

Top 10 Safest Cars in India

Mahindra XUV300 - 5 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

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The new Mahindra XUV300 is the safest made in India car currently on sale in the Indian market. It scored a full 5 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The sub-compact SUV scored 5 Star rating for the adult occupant protection and 4 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about its safety scores, the compact SUV scored an impressive 16.42 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 37.44 out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new Mahindra XUV 300 BS6 is currently priced between Rs. 7.94 lakhs - Rs. 12.29 lakhs. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi.

Tata Altroz - 5 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

Next at the second spot, we have the Tata Altroz. The new Tata Altroz was launched in January this year. The folks at Tata Motors were so confident about the safety of the Altroz that they sent it for the crash test even before its official launch and it came out with flying colours. The Altroz is the first premium hatch from Tata Motors and now it is also the safest hatchback in the country. The Tata Altroz has also scored a full 5 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test for the adult occupant protection and 3 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about its safety scores, the hatchback scored 16.13 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 29.00 out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new Tata Altroz BS6 is currently priced between Rs. 5.44 lakhs - Rs. 8.95 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Tata Nexon - 5 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

The next car in our listicle is the Tata Nexon. Tata Nexon is a very popular sub-compact SUV in the Indian market. The Tata Nexon was the first Indian car to score a full 5 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. In fact, the Tata Nexon made the Indians proud and also aware about the vehicular safety standards in the country. The Nexon was awarded 5 Star safety rating in 2018 and since then at least some Indian customers (if not all) have even started prioritizing safety over anything else. The Nexon was awarded a full 5 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and 3 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about its safety scores, the compact SUV scored 16.06 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 25.00 out of 49 for the child occupant protection. At present, the new 2020 Tata Nexon BS6 is priced between Rs. 6.99 lakhs - Rs. 12.70 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Mahindra Thar - 4 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

Now, talking about the iconic off-roader 'Thar' which recently made a bold statement and won the title of India's safest lifestyle vehicle and off-roader. The all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar was recently awarded a very impressive 4 Star safety rating at the Global NCAP crash test. The Thar has been awarded 4 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and also 4 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about its safety scores, this true 4x4 SUV scored 12.52 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and an impressive 41.11 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. It is worth mentioning that the Thar is the highest scorer for child occupant protection scored by any Indian car ever. The all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar BS6 is priced between Rs. 11.90 lakhs - Rs. 13.75 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Mahindra Marazzo - 4 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

Next, we have another car from Mahindra and it is not exactly a car, it is an MPV. The Mahindra Marazzo has scored an impressive 4 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The Mahindra Marazzo has been awarded 4 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and 2 Star rating for the child occupant protection. Talking about its safety scores, the MPV scored 12.85 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 22.22 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new 2020 Mahindra Marazzo BS6 is priced between Rs. 11.25 lakhs - Rs. 13.59 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Volkswagen Polo - 4 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

Top 10 Safest Cars in India

The next car in our listicle is the Volkswagen Polo. Volkswagen Polo is one of the safest hatchbacks currently on sale in the Indian market. The Polo is an enthusiasts delight and despite the fact that it is a too old car and lacks a lot of features, people still love it. The Volkswagen Polo has been awarded 4 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The Polo has been awarded 4 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and 3 Star rating for the child occupant protection. Talking about its safety scores, the VW Polo scored 12.54 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 29.91 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new BS6 Volkswagen Polo is priced between Rs. 5.87 lakhs - Rs. 9.67 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Tata Tiago / Tigor - 4 Stars

Body Shell - Unstable

Next, once again we have two cars from the house of Bombay-based Indian car manufacturer - Tata Motors. The Tata Tiago and the Tigor were awarded an impressive 4 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test earlier this year. Both these entry-level Tata cars have been awarded 4 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and 3 Star rating for the child occupant protection. Talking about the safety scores, the Tiago and the Tigor scored 12.52 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 34.15 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new Tata Tiago BS6 is currently priced between Rs. 4.70 lakhs - Rs. 6.74 lakhs while the new Tigor BS6 retails between Rs. 5.39 lakhs - Rs. 7.49 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza - 4 Stars

Body Shell - Stable

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Next in the listicle, we have a compact SUV from the house of the largest car manufacturer of India. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of the best-selling cars and also one of the safest Maruti's in the country. The Vitara Brezza has scored an impressive 4 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The Vitara Brezza has been awarded 4 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and 2 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about the safety scores, the Vitara Brezza scored 12.51 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and 17.93 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza BS6 is currently priced between Rs. 7.30 lakhs - Rs. 11.40 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Ford Aspire - 3 Stars

Body Shell - Unstable

Next, we have the very popular compact sedan from Ford and it is the Ford Aspire. The Ford Aspire is one of the safest sub-4-metre compact sedans currently on sale in India. The Ford Aspire has scored 3 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The Aspire has been awarded 3 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and 2 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about the safety scores, the Aspire scored 10.49 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and an okay~ish 14.22 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new 2020 Ford Aspire BS6 is currently priced between Rs. 6.09 lakhs - Rs. 8.64 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - 3 Stars

Body Shell - Unstable

Top 10 Safest Cars in India

Finally, the last car in our listicle is again from Maruti and it is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The Ertiga is a very popular MPV in the Indian market and it is quite safe too. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has scored 3 Star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The Ertiga has been awarded 3 Star safety rating for the adult occupant protection and also 3 Star rating for child occupant protection. Talking about the safety scores, the Ertiga scored 9.25 points out of 17 for the adult occupant protection and an impressive 25.16 points out of 49 for the child occupant protection. The new 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga BS6 is currently priced between Rs. 7.59 lakhs - Rs. 10.13 lakhs. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi.

Also Read: New 2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon vs Hyundai Venue vs Mahindra XUV300 vs Ford EcoSport vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza - The Ultimate Spec Comparo!

So, the above-mentioned cars are the Top 10 Safest Cars in India in 2020-21. As you can see, the top ten safest cars list is mostly dominated by the cars of the Indian car manufacturers and so yes, the foreign carmakers do need to fasten their seat belts in the safety department. Which among these is your favourite car and also what's your opinion on these crash-test ratings? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.

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