According to Global NCAP testing and safety rating, Mahindra and Tata stand out in the top 10 lists. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed alarm over road accidents on Wednesday, claiming that India ranks first in the world in terms of the number of people killed in traffic accidents.
In addition, India ranks first in terms of the number of people killed in road accidents and third in terms of the number of people injured, according to Gadkari.
Furthermore, Parliament was informed that the percentage of deaths involving road users aged 18 to 45 years amounted to 69.81% for the year 2020.
While safety was not a factor considered while purchasing an automobile a few years ago, things have changed in recent years. Most likely as a result of increased awareness of the necessity of automobiles and road safety. Indian automobiles aren't especially well-known for their world-class safety, but things are steadily changing. Global NCAP has played a significant role in lobbying for safer vehicles in India.
Global NCAP has crash-tested several made-in-India vehicles in recent years. Hyundai Creta, Hyundai i20, and Toyota Urban Cruiser are the most recent additions to the list. The findings were unsurprising, with each Korean vehicle receiving a 3-star adult safety rating. Toyota's small SUV received a 4-star adult safety rating.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment on all three vehicles. Creta is based on its Korean cousin, Kia Seltos, which was also awarded three stars in 2020. The Urban Cruiser, on the other hand, is a rebadged Maruti Vitara Brezza that also has a 4-star safety certification. Creta and Urban Cruiser, on the other hand, vary from their siblings in terms of overall points scored.
According to the adult safety rating, Tata Punch takes the lead with 16.54 points out of a possible 17, followed by the XUV300 with 16.42 points and the Tata Altroz with 16.13 points. The Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV700 received 16.06 and 16.03 points, respectively. All of the vehicles described above have received 5-star adult safety ratings.