Safety has become a key criterion for potential buyers before making a purchase decision these days.
In this post, we take a look at the 5 safest sedan cars in India according to the NCAP ratings. NCAP stands for New Car Assessment Program. It is an organization which tests popular cars in a controlled environment to analyse the sturdiness of the body of the vehicle, as well as its active and passive safety features. The aim is to judge how efficient these systems are to protect the lives of adult and child occupants during undesirable circumstances. Let us take a look at the details of the NCAP safety score of popular sedans in our market.
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5 Safest Sedan Cars in India
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The newest entry into this list is the new Hyundai Verna. Note that the Korean auto giant launched the updated version just a few weeks ago. It was sent for testing at the Global NCAP. It was able to bag a full 5-star safety rating, both for adult and child protection. It has 6 airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), rear ISOFIX mounts, and seatbelt reminders as standard. It was able to score an impressive 28.18 points out of 34 in adult occupant protection amounting to a 5-star rating and 42 points out of 49 for child occupant protection, again equating to a full 5-star safety rating. With this, the Hyundai becomes the third sedan to score a full 5-star safety rating at the Global NCAP after VW Virtus and Skoda Slavia. Hyundai will also send the Verna to Bharat NCAP.
It is among the safest sedans in the country at the moment. Volkswagen makes solid automobiles, not just in India, but across the globe. The reason could be quite simple. VW is a German giant and it regularly manufactures cars according to the Euro NCAP safety standards which are some of the most stringent in the world. The Virtus is the new-gen model in its India lineup. Hence, it has been able to display that thought process too. It has scored an impressive 29.71 points out of 34 in the Adult Occupant Protection and 42 points out of 49 in the Child Occupant Protection category. Both these amount to 5 stars each. Note that the VW Virtus was tested under the new assessment protocols at the GNCAP which came into existence last year.
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Then we have the popular Skoda Slavia on this list of the top 5 safest sedan cars in India. Note that the Slavia and Virtus share most components including body panels, engines and transmissions. In fact, VW is the parent group under which Skoda operates in India. The Czech carmaker offers the Slavia based on VW’s MQB A0 IN platform. Since these two sedans share just about everything in terms of exterior design, platform and powertrains, the Slavia is also a 5-star safety-rated car at the GNCAP. It was able to score an identical 29.71 points out of 34 in the Adult Occupant Protection and 42 points out of 49 in the Child Occupant Protection category. This equates to 5 stars in both the categories.
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We know that Tata Motors is one of those rare automobile players which offers the safest cars in this price category. All Tata cars boast impressive safety ratings at the Global NCAP, irrespective of the price of the car. In fact, the Tigor is among the most inexpensive sedans in the country. Still, it brags a decent 4-star overall safety score at the GNCAP. This includes 12.52 points out of 17 for Adult Occupant Protection and 34.15 points out of 49 in the Child Occupant Protection category. This equates to 4 stars in adult safety and 3 stars in child safety. Note that the Tigor was tested in accordance with the old GNCAP protocols.
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Finally, we take a look at the details of the Honda Amaze. It is also a prominent product in this category. It rivals the mighty Maruti Dzire in our market. As per the Global NCAP’s Safer Cars for Africa initiative, the Amaze was able to secure a 4-star safety rating overall. Note that this was also tested based on the old NCAP protocols. There are tons of Made-in-India vehicles sold in the South African market. The sedan was able to get 14.08 points out of 17 in Adult Occupant Protection and 8.16 points out of 49 in Child Occupant Protection category. This means that it got a 4-star rating for Adult safety and just a 1-star rating for child safety. These are the top 5 safest sedan cars on sale in India at the moment.
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