Tata Punch Gets a Five Star Safety Rating, Here’s How its Rivals Approach

Tata Punch SUV 5 star safety rating

Tata Punch is ready to launch on October 18 in India. It has officially been awarded a five-star adult occupant safety rating and a four-star rating for child occupant protection. The safety features of Tata Punch micro-SUV include an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution, and dual airbags as standard, though it does not get an electronic stability control (ESC) and manages with a piece of tech that Tata calls “brake sway control”.

Punch is the third product from Tata to receive such a massive rating after Tata Nexon and Tata Altroz. Additionally, Tata Tigor EV has also received an overall four-star rating lately.

Global NCAP stands for a not-for-profit organization registered in the UK, which solely assesses safety levels in production cars. It tests parameters that exceed the crash test standards set by the United Nations. Its primary goal is to support new car assessment programs in upcoming markets by offering technical support guidance and quality assurance”, says the organization.

Tata Punch classifies as India’s first subcompact SUV and is going up against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100.

The Maruti Ignis has only received a 3-star safety rating. Whereas, the KUV100 has not been rated by any new car safety assessment (NCAPS), except India’s Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program, where it was given a five-star rating.

As per the Global NCAP website’s news forum, Punch’s base variant was put through the crash test. Fitted with two airbags, ABS brakes, and ISOFIX anchorages –the latter is the international standard for attachment points for child safety seats.

Also, GlobalNCAP suggested the upgraded safety levels by equipping the model with ESC as standard, along with standard side-impact protection systems. This is to encourage brands like Tata to incorporate such safety systems as global NCAP standards are going to become more rigid in 2022. For the upcoming cars to get similar results, they will have to make these features as standard.

For an instinct, all variants wouldn’t receive ESC, primarily to keep the low costs for the ownership. The Tata Punch, which is ready for a launch on October 18, does have a price tag.

The group stated that “Tata’s decision to equip both child occupants as rearward facing demonstrates that this position offers good protection for child dummies.”

David Ward, President of the Towards Zero Foundation, of which Global NCAP is a part, said: “We are delighted with Tata’s safety result in this voluntary test. NCAP encourages manufacturers to engage in our program voluntarily to help create a safe market. It is a delighting pleasure to look at the leading manufacturers like Mahindra and Tata engaged in our #SaferCarsforIndia agenda.

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