Tata’s Big Boys score 5 stars in Global NCAP

Tata’s Big Boys – the Harrier and Safari, who recently got their facelifts have been put through the Global NCAP crash tests recently and scored 5 stars, the highest in their “#safercarsforIndia” batch. These two toppers were missed when other models in Tata’s line-up such as the Zest, Nano, Altroz, Tigor, Tiago and Punch went through the crash tests since 2014.

Tata's Big Boys in Global NCAP test

The Harrier and Safari follow the Nexon, which also went through the NCAP test recently. Keep in mind that the recent Global NCAP safety protocols are more stringent so the two flagship SUVs cannot be compared to the likes of Mahindra XUV700, which was tested under the old protocol.

Tata Harrier and Safari – Adult Occupant Crash Test

The New Harrier and Safari scored a record 33.05 out of 34 points for adult occupant protection and got a 5-star rating. The testers rated the protection offered on both models to the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck as good, while the protection for their chest is good enough or adequate.

Tata Harrier and Safari adult crash test

The harrier and Safari scored “good protection” for the head, chest, abdomen and pelvis on the side impact test with a deformable barrier. Meanwhile, on the side pole impact tests, both SUVs got curtain airbags as standard and met the fitment requirements, and hence showed good protection to the pelvis and head but marginal protection to the chest and adequate to the abdomen.

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Tata Harrier and Safari – What about the children?

Tata's Big Boys Tata Harrier and Safari test

For the child occupant test rating, both the Harrier and Safari scored 45 out of 49 points and earned a 5-star rating. The Global NCAP used dummies of an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old child both placed in the rear seats. The dummies were placed using i-size anchorages and a support leg and both helped in preventing head exposure in the front crash. The results also include a full 12 out of 12 for the CRS (Child Resistant System) installation and a maximum dynamic score of 24. The CRS offered full protection in a side impact crash and the testers noted that SUVs have ISOFIX mounters in the outer rear seats in their second row.