Tata Punch is officially the safest Indian car
The upcoming Tata Punch micro SUV has aced Global NCAP’s crash tests with a 5-star adult occupancy safety score. Also, with 16.45 points out of a maximum of 17, it is now officially the safest Indian car for adult occupants, beating the Mahindra XUV300!
In terms of child safety, the micro SUV received 40.89 out of a possible 49 points, earning it a 4-star rating.
The Punch’s body shell has been classified as “stable” and “capable of withstanding further loadings.” In order to receive a complete 5-star safety certification, the Tata Punch was submitted to a side impact test in addition to the front offset deformable barrier (ODB) test.
The Tata Altroz hatchback, which also has a 5-star GNCAP rating, shares the Punch’s ALFA architecture.
Dual airbags, ABS, EBD, brake sway control, seatbelt reminder, high-speed warning, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are all standard safety equipment on this car, on the top-end variant of course.
From next year, Global NCAP testing will be much more stringent. In 2022, ESC will be mandated as a condition for higher ratings, and the side impact test will become a normal procedure.
By 2026, Global NCAP will have overhauled its testing procedure, assigning a single star rating (rather than the present system of separate ratings for adult and kid occupants) and including assessments for more active safety technology.
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