The new Tata and Safari Facelift were tested at the Global NCAP, and as you have already read the headline, both the SUVs scored 5 Star Safety Rating, that too under the new and more stringent testing protocol.
Tata Harrier/Safari Global NCAP Test: What you need to know!
Tata Motors had number of models tested at the Global NCAP such as the Altroz, Nano, Zest, Nexon, Tiago, Tigor, and the Punch. However, the only models that were missing from this line-up were their’s flagship SUV’s – Harrier and Safari. But now that they’ve gotten the facelift update, both undergone the testing, and scored full 5 Star Safety Rating.
It’s worth noting that the Harrier, and Safari are the first Tata models tested under the new and more stringent testing protocol. What this also means is that the score of these two SUVs cannot be compared to the Mahindra’s XUV700 which was tested under old protocol.
In the testing, the new Tata Harrier and Safari demonstrated impressive performance. They scored an impressive 33.05 out of 34 points for adult occupant protection, earning them a 5 Star Rating. Testers assessed the protection for the driver and passenger’s head and neck as good, while the protection for the chest was rated as adequate.
In the side impact test involving a deformable barrier, both the Harrier and Safari facelifts exhibited “good protection” for the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Additionally, in side pole impact tests, these SUVs come equipped with standard curtain airbags and meet fitment requirements, resulting in good protection for the head and pelvis, marginal protection for the chest, and adequate protection for the abdomen. For the bodyshell, the test result indicated it remained “stable” for both SUVs, and capable of withstanding further loadings.
In child occupant protection tests, the Harrier and Safari facelifts also performed admirably, earning a 5 Star Rating with 45 points out of 49. This score includes a perfect 12 out of 12 for Child Restraint System (CRS) installation and the highest possible dynamic score of 24.
Global NCAP tested these SUVs using child dummies of an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old child, both seated facing rearward. They were secured in the car using ISOFIX anchorages and a support leg, which effectively prevented head exposure in frontal crashes. The CRS provided full protection in side impact crashes, and the testers noted that the SUVs are equipped with ISOFIX mounting points in the outer rear seats in the second row.