Tata Nexon and the Mahindra Marazzo shine at the Global NCAP crash tests
Over the years, we have been bombarded with reports of Indian cars being unsafe, but now, manufacturers seem to be taking safety quite seriously. In the recent past, a number of Indian cars have been deemed fairly safe by agencies like the Global NCAP, and the newest members joining the list are these \– the Tata Nexon and the Mahindra Marazzo. The compact-SUV scored five stars in the adult occupant category and three stars in child occupant category. On the other hand, the Mahindra Marazzo scored four stars in adult occupant category and two stars in child occupant category. The Global NCAP results are a reflection of our commitment towards keeping safety as the first priority. With these test results, the Nexon becomes the first car in the country to achieve a full five-star adult safety rating and emerges as India\’s safest car, in terms of crash safety,\” said Mayank Pareek, president \– PVBU, Tata Motors.
The compact SUV scored 16.06 points out of 17 in the adult occupant category, while the MPV scored 12.85 points in the same category. David Ward, Global NCAP secretary general was mighty pleased with these results. He said, This is a huge landmark for car safety in India. Congratulations to Tata Motors for achieving India\’s first five-star rating for adult occupant protection. Congratulations also to Mahindra for their first four-star result.The Tata Nexon is equipped with safety features such as dual airbags at the front, ABS with EBD, park assist with camera, seat belt with pre-tensioners and load limiters, and so on. But, the most important thing is that features like airbags and ABS are offered across the variants as standard, which is quite a rare phenomenon for a car in this segment. Marazzo, which was launched a while back, is available in four variants \–\ M2, M4, M6 and M8. And even the base trim, the M2, is equipped with safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, impact and speed sensing auto door lock, adjustable head restraint and so on.