Road safety has been seal proofed after the following models of 2022 cars – Honda Jazz, Honda City , Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger have successfully emerged with a 4-star rating in the GNCAP safety crash test.
The GNCAP has started to test the endurance and safety impact of various passenger vehicles sold in India in recent years as part of its Safer Cars for India campaign. The global NCAP tested the four cars in 2022 at 64 km/h. All four cars tested for front and side impacts at a specific rate. Many vehicles recently have shown that the build quality and safety of modern vehicles in India have improved drastically.
Here’s an overview of the four cars which made it to the crash test list this year.
The Honda Jazz scored 13.89 out of 17 points in the occupant protection category for adults. It also scored 31.54 out of a possible 49 points in the child occupant protection category. The Honda Jazz crash test report revealed that the hatchback provides good head and neck protection for the occupants in the front.
The chest protection in the passenger seat is good, whereas it is adequate for the driver’s seat. It has a strong body structure and therefore can support additional loads. The Honda has an occupancy rating of only four stars, which is the same for the Honda City Gen 4.
Honda City Gen 4
The Honda City got a score of 12.03 out of 17 points in the occupant protection category for adults. It also scored 38.27 on 49 points in the child protection category. The passenger and driver’s seats have outstanding protection for the head and neck. The sedan got four stars for its safety rating.
The City has two airbags and ISOFIX anchorages. It has an unstable structure, but it has good child protection because of the ISOFIX. Rumours suggest that Honda plans on introducing the City facelift in mid of 2022 which is apparently a hybrid version.
The Nissan Magnite had a score of 4 stars for the protection of adults. The child occupant safety rating was 2 stars. The neck and head protection for the driver’s seat and passenger seat is outstanding. It also scored 4 stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. The weight of the Indian crash test was almost 1,167 kg.
The Magnite is ranked ‘stable’ in terms of body integrity. It is the only other car sold by Nissan along with the Kicks SUV. It is a direct competitor to the recently launched Tata Punch micro SUV. The Magnite price starts at ₹5.76 lakhs and goes up to ₹10.24 lakhs.
Launched as the alter ego of Nissan Magnite – Renault Kiger certainly has its own identity. And building on last year’s 4-star solid performance from the Renault Triber MPV, the Kiger also earned a solid 4-star. On child protection, it’s a similar 2-star performance to the Nissan Magnite. The child seats were attached by seat belts and not ISOFIX.
The Kiger starts from Rs 5.79 lakh to Rs 10.23 lakh accordingly. Just like its sinking, the Magnite, Kiger also rivals the Tata Punch micro SUV.