After the Tata Nexon, the upcoming Altroz has become the brand’s second car to score a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. Tata Altroz is a premium hatchback by the brand which is scheduled to launch on January 22, 2020.
The car 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. Also, the car’s structure and its footwell area were rated as stable. The protection offered on the head and neck area of adult occupants was good whereas chest and calf protection for front adult occupants was rated as adequate.
The model of the car that underwent the crash tests was the India-specific Right Hand Drive (RHD) model and it is part of the safety watchdog’s safer cars for India programme. The Tata Altroz will come equipped with dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard.
In terms of child occupant protection, the report stated that protection levels for the 18-month-old dummy with the child seat installed rearward facing and using the standard ISOFIX anchorages was good.
The CEO and President of Global NCAP, Mr David Ward said after the results, “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 further about the safer cars for India initiative, he 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.”