Top 10 Safest Cars In India [GNCAP Ratings] – Nexon, Kushaq To XUV700

GNCAP is currently one of the most reputed crash testing agencies and rates cars based on various safety parameters and tests

With safety becoming one of the utmost priorities for car buyers in India now, many brands are working on improving the overall safety standards of their products and here is a list of the top 10 safest cars in India that you should check out.

1. Mahindra Marazzo

GNCAP Rating: 4 Stars

With a total GNCAP adult occupant protection score of 12.85 points out of 17 points, the Mahindra Marazzo was the first made-in-India MPV to score a 4-star safety rating. Furthermore, the MPV scored 22.22 points out of 49 units in child occupant protection and was rated to have a stable body shell.

Toyota Urban Cruiser GNCAP Crash Test

2. Toyota Urban Cruiser

GNCAP Rating: 4 Star

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is based on the previous-gen Maruti Brezza and is currently positioned as a strong competitor to the sub-4m compact SUVs in the market. The SUV secured a 4 star rating after getting 13.52 points out of a maximum of 17 points in adult occupant protection. The child protection score stands at 36.68 points out of 49 while the body shell was rated stable and capable of withstanding further loadings.

3. Honda Jazz

GNCAP Rating: 4 Stars

First introduced in 2015, the Honda Jazz is currently one of the safest hatchbacks in India and got 4-star safety crash test ratings by GNCAP. Moreover, the body shell of the hatchback was reported to be stable but the front knee protection was rated as marginal.

4. Mahindra XUV700

GNCAP Rating: 5 Stars

Mahindra XUV700 Global NCAP crash test

With a waiting period of almost 18 months on select versions, the XUV700 continues to boast a strong demand in the country. In the GNCAP crash tests, the SUV secured 16.03 points out of 17 points for adult occupant protection and 41.66 points out of 49 for child occupant protection.

5. Tata Nexon

GNCAP Rating: 5 Stars

The Tata Nexon rivals the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Brezza and other sub-4m cars in the Market and got a 5-star rating after securing 16.06 points out of 17 in adult occupant protection. It is however worth noting that the child occupant protection scores stood at 25 out of 49.

6. Tata Altroz

GNCAP Rating: 5 Stars

Tata Altroz Global NCAP Crash Test

The Tata Altroz is one of the very few cars in the market to secure a strong five-star rating and scored a total adult occupant protection score of 16.13 points out of 17 points. The child occupant ratings were average and the car got 29 out of 49 points in the same department.

7. Mahindra XUV300

GNCAP Rating: 5 Stars

With a GNCAP adult occupant protection score of 16.42 points out of 17 points, the XUV300 is one of the safest SUVs in India and gets features like dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, and rear parking sensors as a standard part of the package. The child occupant protection on the other hand stands at 37.44 points out of 39 points. Needless to say, the body shell was reported to be stable and capable of withstanding further loadings.

8. Tata Punch

GNCAP Rating: 5 Star

Based on Tata’s new Alfa platform, the new Punch is one of the most affordable cars in India and scored 16.45 points out of 17 points in adult occupant protection while child occupant protection scores stand at 40.89 points out of 49 points. The Tata Punch also passed the side impact crash test with impressive scores and is one of the most capable offerings in the market right now.

tata punch global ncap crash test five stars

9. VW Taigun And Skoda Kushaq

GNCAP Rating: 5 Stars

The VW Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq became the first cars in India to be tested as per the updated GNCAP testing protocols and scored an impressive score of 29.64 points out of 34 points in adult occupant protection. Both SUVs also performed strongly in the child occupant protection and scored 42 points in the said tests.