In a significant achievement, the Tata Safari and Tata Harrier have secured the highest Global NCAP scores for both adult and child occupant safety, marking a substantial milestone in the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign. These voluntary tests represent a monumental step forward as Bharat NCAP’s forthcoming activation draws near.
Global NCAP’s rigorous crash test protocols evaluate frontal and side impact protection, as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for all vehicle models. Vehicles that attain the highest star ratings must also excel in pedestrian protection and side impact pole protection assessments.
Despite sharing the same vehicle platform, the Tata Safari offers accommodation for up to seven passengers, while the Harrier can seat up to five. Remarkably, both models come standard with six airbags and ESC, underlining Tata’s commitment to safety.
In our testing, the Tata Safari and Tata Harrier notched a top star rating for adult and child occupant safety, showcasing their solid structural integrity and effective restraint systems. Child occupants received comprehensive protection during dynamic tests, thanks to features like ISOFIX anchorages and a passenger airbag disabling switch, enhancing their suitability for transporting young passengers. Both models also comply with the requirements of UN127 and GTR9 for pedestrian protection as a standard feature.
These vehicles also adhere to Global NCAP’s ESC requirements, featuring seatbelt reminders in all seating positions and offering optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies.
Alejandro Furas, Global NCAP Secretary General, commended Tata, stating, “Global NCAP congratulates Tata on the five-star twin model rating for the Safari and Harrier. This outstanding result, signifying the highest adult and child safety score in our testing history, underscores the manufacturer’s unwavering commitment to developing safer vehicles, a commitment we wholeheartedly endorse.”
David Ward, President of the Towards Zero Foundation, expressed his satisfaction, saying, “It is truly gratifying to witness Tata’s ongoing dedication to achieving high levels of safety performance. The top score achieved by the Safari and Harrier sets a promising safety trend, one we are confident will permeate the Indian automotive industry as Global NCAP’s testing evolves into Bharat NCAP.”
The Tata Safari and Tata Harrier underwent testing in accordance with the 2022 assessment protocols, as part of their voluntary participation.
Safer Cars For India Campaign
The #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, initiated by Global NCAP in 2014, aims to promote the adoption of safer vehicles within the country. From 2014 to 2023, Global NCAP conducted over sixty safety assessments, acting as a driving force in improving safety standards within the Indian automotive industry.