With 5 Star New Tata Harrier and Safari Facelift Pass the GNCAP Crash Test, Making Them the Safest Made-in-India Vehicles.

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Under both Adult and Child Occupant protection tests, the Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts obtained the highest marks for any made-in-India vehicle.!

5 Star 2023 Tata Harrier and Safari

The crash test results for the facelifted Tata Harrier and Safari SUVs have been released by Global NCAP. Both the facelifted Tata SUVs received full five-star ratings for adult and child occupant protection. In fact, the score is so high that they received the highest number of points for any made-in-India vehicle tested under the new Global NCAP regime. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the 2023 Harrier and Safari crash test results.

5 Star 2023 Tata Harrier and Safari

Adult protection with 5 Star 2023 Tata Harrier and Safari

Both the Harrier and the Safari received full five-star ratings for adult and child safety, with scores of 33.05/34 and 45/49, respectively. The driver’s and passenger’s heads, necks, and knees were well protected in the frontal impact test, as was the passenger’s tibias. Both the front occupants’ chests and the driver’s tiabias were rated as adequate for protection. The critical point here is the stable rating for the footwell area and bodyshell, both of which have been rated as capable of withstanding additional loadings.

The side pole test revealed marginal chest and adequate abdomen protection, while the side impact test revealed good protection for all body parts. The curtain airbags met the requirements and provided adequate protection for the head and pelvis.

5 Star 2023 Tata Harrier and Safari

Child protection with 5 Star 2023 Tata Harrier and Safari

In terms of child safety, both the 18-month and 3-year-old seats were installed facing rearwards. During the frontal impact test, both were able to completely prevent any exposure to the head. They also provided complete protection in the side impact test.

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Global NCAP also praised the ability to deactivate the front passenger airbag so that a rearward facing child seat can be installed safely. They also stated that 3-point seat belts are standard equipment, as well as seat belt reminders for all and electronic stability control. You can see the crash test of the 2023 Harrier and Safari below:

The price of the Tata Harrier starts at Rs 15.49 lakh, while the Safari starts at Rs 16.19 lakh (ex-showroom). The Harrier will compete with the MG Astor, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and Mahindra XUV700, while the Safari will compete with the MG Hector Plus and the Mahindra XUV700.

FAQ

1. What is GNCAP and why is it important?

GNCAP stands for Global New Car Assessment Programme. It is an independent organization that conducts crash tests and assigns safety ratings to vehicles. A high GNCAP rating indicates a car’s ability to protect occupants in a collision.

2. Did the 2023 Harrier and Safari achieve the highest GNCAP rating for any Indian car?

Yes, both the Harrier and Safari facelifts received the highest score (5 stars) for adult and child occupant protection under the new GNCAP regime for any car made in India.

3. What are the specific scores achieved by the Harrier and Safari in the GNCAP test?

  • Adult Occupant Protection: 33.05 out of 34
  • Child Occupant Protection: 45 out of 49

4. How did the Harrier and Safari perform in the frontal impact test?

Both SUVs received good protection ratings for the driver and passenger’s head, neck, knees, and passenger’s tibias. Adequate protection was awarded for the chest and driver’s tibias. Importantly, the footwell area and bodyshell received a “stable” rating, meaning they can withstand additional impact.

5. How did the Harrier and Safari perform in the side impact test?

The side pole test showed marginal chest protection and adequate abdomen protection. However, the side impact test revealed good protection for all body parts. The curtain airbags effectively protected the head and pelvis.

6. How safe are the Harrier and Safari for children?

Both SUVs achieved excellent scores in child safety. Both child seats (18 months and 3 years) installed rearward-facing provided complete protection in frontal and side impact tests. Additionally, the ability to deactivate the front passenger airbag and standard features like 3-point seatbelts and electronic stability control further enhance child safety.

7. Can you share a video of the Harrier and Safari’s GNCAP crash test?

Yes, you can find the crash test video above.

8. What is the starting price of the 2023 Harrier and Safari?

  • Tata Harrier: Starts at Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom)
  • Tata Safari: Starts at Rs 16.19 lakh (ex-showroom)

9. Which cars does the Harrier compete with?

MG Astor, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and Mahindra XUV700.

10. Which cars does the Safari compete with?

MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV700.

11. Are there any other safety features in the 2023 Harrier and Safari?

Yes, both SUVs come equipped with several additional safety features, such as:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill Hold Control (HHC)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors

12. Where can I find more information about the 2023 Harrier and Safari?

You can visit the official Tata Motors website or consult automotive news websites and reviews.

13. Should I buy the Harrier or Safari based on their GNCAP rating?

While the GNCAP rating is a crucial factor to consider, it’s important to research other aspects like performance, features, fuel efficiency, and personal preferences before making a purchase decision.

14. Are there any other Indian cars with a 5-star GNCAP rating?

Yes, several other Indian cars have received a 5-star GNCAP rating, including the Tata Punch, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Altroz, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV700.

15. How often does GNCAP update its testing protocols?

GNCAP periodically updates its testing protocols to reflect advancements in car safety technology and real-world crash scenarios. The current protocol used for the Harrier and Safari was introduced in 2021.

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