Tata Altroz is all set to be launched on January 22 and is the second model from Tata Motors to receive 5-stars from the Global NCAP, after the Nexon. The premium car had achieved a score of 16.13 out of 17 for adult occupant protection, and 29 out of 49 points for the child occupant, thus achieving only 3-stars for child occupant protection.
Global NCAP tested the India-made right-hand-drive (RHD) model and is part of the safety watchdog’s Safer Cars for India programme.
David Ward, CEO and President of Global NCAP talking about the performance, they said, “The latest result in our Safer Cars for India 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.”
Speaking about the safer cars for India initiative, Ward added, “The 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 complemented by the pull of consumer awareness, encouraging the demand for ever-higher levels of safety.”
The Tata Altroz has safety standards of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
In the Global NCAP’s result, it has been stated that the car’s structure and its footwell area were rated as stable, and the protection offered to the head and neck area of adult occupants was good. Chest and calf protection for front adult occupants was rated as aptly adequate.