Motors premium hatchback Altroz has become the latest recipient of the 5-star
adult safety rating from Global NCAP, the foremost global car assessment
programme. This makes Altroz not only the second vehicle from Tata Motors to
achieve this, but also makes it the second passenger car in the Indian
automotive industry to make it to this level, after the Nexon, which was
awarded this distinction in December 2018.
to a Global NCAP release, the Altroz achieved a solid five stars for adult
occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection. The Altroz
offers 2 frontal airbags as standard. Its structure and its footwell area were
rated as stable. Head and neck protection for adult occupants was good. Chest
protection for both adults was adequate. Child occupant protection showed good
protection for the 18 month old dummy with the CRS installed rearward facing
and using the standard ISOFIX anchorages. The 3 year old CRS was installed
forward facing, the backrest of the seat unlatched during the crash due to the
load of the top tether which was a reason for a score reduction. The head
contact of the 3 years old dummy with the interior of the car, the lack of
three point belts in all seating positions, and the lack of possibility of
disconnecting the passenger airbag when a rearward facing CRS is installed in
the passenger seat explain the three star rating for child occupant protection.
NCAP launched the new round of Safer Cars For India crash test results with the
support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. David Ward, CEO and
President of Global NCAP said, “The latest result in our #SaferCarsforIndia
crash tests shows a strong signal that TATA is moving its fleet to 5-star
levels of safety performance. We would like to encourage all other car
manufacturers in India to follow Tata’s example and bring affordable 5-star
cars to Indian consumers.”
Indian government’s minimum crash test standards are clearly helping to
eliminate any new zero star cars from the market, and we will continue to work
with them to ensure the push of regulatory requirements is complimented by the
pull of consumer awareness, encouraging the demand for ever higher levels of
safety,” he added.
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