- Tata Safari and Harrier are the first cars to be tested under the new Bharat NCAP protocol.
- Bharat NCAP completed the crash tests for the two SUVs last week.
- Back in October, the Safari and Harrier received a 5-star rating from the Global NCAP.
Tata Safari and Harrier have received a 5-star rating from the newly formed Bharat NCAP. The two SUVs belong to the first batch of cars tested under the new India-specific car assessment programme. Announced in August 2023, Bharat NCAP is a voluntary testing protocol that has been devised specially for India. India is the 5th country to have its own safety testing protocol after the United States of America, South Korea, Japan, and China.
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Tata Safari and Harrier: Safest SUVs in India
Back in October, the new Tata Safari and Harrier facelifts received a 5-star rating from the Global NCAP. The two SUVs were launched in India soon after. A 5-star rating from India’s autonomous safety testing programme cements their position as the safest SUVs in the country. Bharat NCAP completed the crash tests for the two SUVs last week.
Announcing this distinctive achievement, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari ji, said, “Bharat-NCAP is India’s independent, atmanirbhar voice on vehicle safety. It is benchmarked to the best-in-class global standards and the Bharat-NCAP vehicle rating system is designed to advance road safety and vehicle safety standards beyond mandatory regulations. I’m delighted that the first ever vehicles being certified today with the highest achievable 5-star rating, are both from Tata Motors. I congratulate them on award of this coveted certification with the highest possible ratings and for continuing to enrich their legacy of introducing the safest vehicles on Indian roads.”
Receiving the coveted certification, Mr Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., said, “Bharat-NCAP is a significant step forward as it provides customers with a credible, objective score to evaluate the safety aspects of various vehicles. Informed customers taking optimal decisions will further foster the rising preference for safer vehicles in the country. We acknowledge and appreciate the collaborative efforts of the government, regulatory bodies, and the automotive industry in this pursuit. At Tata Motors, safety is at the \ core of our DNA and we are honoured to win this maiden Bharat-NCAP certification with an exemplary 5-star rating for two of our vehicles. We remain committed and will continue to work towards improving vehicle safety holistically.”
Talking about the safety features, Tata Safari and Harrier come with 6 airbags as standard (with an option of 7), Electronic Stability Control, 3-point seatbelts in all rows, Seat Belt Reminder for all passengers, and Isofix tethers. The seatbelts on the two SUVs come with Retractor, Pretensioner, Load Limiter (RPLL) and anchor pretensioner. The reinforced cabin structure provides symmetric crash performance and side pole impact.
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Prices for the Tata Safari start at Rs 16.19 lakh and go up to Rs 27.34 lakh for the top-spec variant. Meanwhile, the Harrier costs between Rsa 15.49 lakh – Rs 26.44 lakh. Tata Safari rivals the likes of MG Hector Plus, Mahindra Scorpio N, and Hyundai Alcazar. Meanwhile, the Harrier facelift rivals the Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, and other diesel midsize SUVs.