Tata Motors has achieved a significant milestone with its Harrier and Safari facelifts, as they secured a 5-star safety rating in the latest Global NCAP crash tests. This accomplishment marks a critical development as it’s the first time Tata’s flagship SUVs have been tested under the new, more rigorous Global NCAP safety protocol. While these outstanding scores demonstrate the vehicles’ commitment to safety, they can’t be directly compared to rivals like the Mahindra XUV700, which underwent testing under the older protocol.
In the adult occupant crash test, both the Tata Harrier and Safari received an impressive score of 33.05 out of 34 points, resulting in a 5-star rating. These ratings were achieved by providing excellent head and neck protection to the driver and passenger, along with adequate chest protection. Furthermore, in side impact tests with a deformable barrier, the SUVs exhibited good protection for the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. When subjected to side pole impact tests, they received curtain airbags as standard, meeting fitment requirements and providing strong protection for the head and pelvis, along with satisfactory protection for the chest and abdomen.
In the child occupant protection tests, the Harrier and Safari facelifts received an impressive 5-star rating by scoring 45 out of 49 points. These high scores were achieved by offering a complete 12 out of 12 for the Child Restraint System (CRS) installation and a maximum dynamic score of 24. Global NCAP assessed the vehicles using rearward-facing dummies of an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old child, both of which were securely installed with i-size anchorages and a support leg. This setup successfully prevented head exposure in a frontal crash and provided full protection during side impact crashes. Additionally, the SUVs feature ISOFIX mounting points in the outer rear seats of the second row, enhancing child occupant safety.
Notably, these results underscore Tata Motors’ commitment to producing vehicles that prioritize occupant safety, particularly in their flagship SUV models. The 5-star Global NCAP safety rating achieved by the Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts adds an extra layer of assurance for customers and reinforces the brand’s dedication to passenger security.