In a major accident, a Tata Safari managed to showcase Tata Motors safety standards by keeping passengers safe despite rolling down up to 200 feet.
Over the last few years, Tata Motors has improved safety standards in Indian cars. It is one of the few companies to have three vehicles with a 5-star safety rating. In fact, it is one of the reasons the company has taken over the likes of Hyundai Motors in the passenger cars segment. In December 2020, Tata Motors became the second-best in the country, in terms of sales. Even entry-level cars have received good safety ratings. Now, a major accident of the Tata Safari put the safety ratings of the SUV to test. The results of the crash displayed why the brand is being preferred by customers. Let’s take a closer look.
Nikhil Rana has shared the details of the serious Tata Safari accident on his YouTube channel to raise awareness of safety standards in modern vehicles. As you can see in the video, the Tata Safari went through serious trauma as it rolled down several times. While its axel came out, the passengers were safe. This accident took place in Maharashtra when the front tire (driver side) of the car burst. As a result, the car rolled multiple times, up to 200 feet. The three tires came out of the car (including the rear axle). The tire area of the car is badly damaged. There is damage to the roof as well. Since it was not a front-end collision, the airbags didn’t deploy. Still, the Tata steel kept the cabin intact and passengers safe. In fact, one of the passengers had not even put on the seatbelt properly.
Since Indian roads vary in quality from place to place, it is important to be mindful of the surface conditions while driving. Over-speeding is a clear no-no on Indian roads. Thousands of people lose their lives in avoidable accidents every year. Fortunately, now you can invest in a safe car (with the good build quality and safety equipment). The increased sales of Tata cars is likely to encourage other manufacturers to build safer cars as well. Still, follow the traffic rules and report anyone driving recklessly to the authorities.
The Tata Safari is powered by a 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine that offers 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. You can choose between a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. The Tata Safari comes with a starting price of Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-end model costs Rs 23.19 lakh (ex-showroom). It is to be noted that the above-mentioned accident could have been pretty serious for the passengers. Their safety adds to the credibility of Tata Motors and is likely one of the reasons behind its popularity over brands like Hyundai.