The global automotive safety watchdog may be credited with helping to improve the safety quotient in Indian cars, which is also having an influence in the marketplace, through its Safer Cars for India program, which has been running since 2014. In recent years, Indian car customers have opted for safer vehicles.

Here is a list of Indian cars with the Best GNCAP Safety Rating

  • Tata Punch

Tata Motors’ Punch mini-SUV, which was recently unveiled, received a 5-star rating in the crash test. In the latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash testing, the Tata Punch received a five-star certification for adult occupant safety and four stars for kid occupant protection.

The Tata Punch was put through its paces in the most basic safety configuration, with two airbags and antilock brakes.

  • Mahindra XUV700 

Mahindra XUV700 GNCAP

The all-new 7-seater SUV from Mahindra, the XUV700 has scored the highest combined safety score among Indian cars. It has managed to score a total of 57.69 out of 66. This breaks Mahindra”s previous record and is the first 7-seater SUV in India to score a 5-star rating. Mahindra XUV700 was an instant success, selling over 75,000 units in the last two months. The new 7-seater SUV from the homegrown manufacturer is known for its incredible design, technology, and performance

  • Tata Altroz


Tata Motors’ premium Altroz hatchback received the top five-star certification from the GNCAP crash test a week before the Mahindra XUV300, making it the second Tata car to do so after the Nexon. For adult occupant protection, the Altroz received a perfect five stars, and for kid occupant protection, it received three stars.

  • Tata Nexon


The Tata Nexon SUV was the first made-in-India automobile to be tested that year, on August 7, 2018. The Nexon received an excellent four-star rating for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection, thanks to frontal double airbags, frontal double pre-tensioners, ABS brakes, and ISOFIX anchorages.

  • Mahindra XUV300 


The Mahindra XUV300 was taken to the test on January 21, 2020, and it passed with flying colors. Received a perfect five stars for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection. Until the Punch outperformed it earlier this month, the Mahindra XUV300 had the greatest combined result in Global NCAP’s #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests, with the highest score in both the adult and kid protection categories. Along with this, the XUV300 offers the lowest level of intrusion and the best side-impact crashworthiness of any model evaluated thus far.

  • Tata Tigor EV


Both adult and child occupants received four stars in the Tata Tigor EV. This happens to be the first electric vehicle (EV) ever tested by Global NCAP. The recently launch Tigor EV was tested in its most basic safety configuration, which had two airbags as standard.

  • Mahindra Marazzo


On December 7, 2018, Mahindra & Mahindra’s MPV performed admirably in its crash test, receiving a four-star rating. The Marazzo received four ratings for Adult Occupant Protection and two stars for Child Occupant Protection, thanks to standard double airbags, ABS, SBR for the driver, and ISOFIX anchorages.

  • Mahindra Thar

The new Mahindra Thar was tested on November 25, 2020, and received a four-star grade for both adult and child occupants. The SUV was put through its paces with two airbags and its basic safety features. The Thar also complies with the UN 95 rule on side effects.

“The driver and passenger’s head and neck demonstrated good protection,” the GNCAP testers wrote. The driver’s chest provided decent protection, while the passenger’s chest provided excellent protection.

  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The Vitara Brezza, the only Maruti Suzuki model in the Top 10, received four stars in its evaluation. “The protection supplied to the driver and passenger head and neck was good,” GNCAP testers said. The driver’s chest provided just limited protection, whereas the passenger’s chest provided excellent protection. Because they could collide with harmful structures below the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube, the driver’s knees showed marginal protection while the passenger’s knees showed marginal to high protection.

  •  Renault Triber

The Renault Triber received a four-star rating for adult occupants and three stars for kid occupants in Global NCAP’s latest round of #SaferCarsForIndia crash testing, which was conducted on June 1, 2021.

Renault’s compact crossover was put through its paces in the most basic safety configuration, which included two airbags. Compared to earlier Renault models tested by Global NCAP, the Triber exhibited substantial improvements.

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Image Source: Global NCAP Org