You no longer have to give up on safety if you want to buy a new car at a price you can afford. Fortunately, Tata Motors and Mahindra have emerged as market leaders in the production of safe automobiles, and Indian manufacturers have prevailed over their foreign competitors in producing cars that are comparatively safer for Indian customers.
Don’t worry if safety is very important to you when buying a new car. We have compiled a list of the top five affordable cars with five-star safety ratings for our Times Drive readers because safety should not be compromised.
In October 2021, Tata Motors introduced, a micro SUV. It became one of the cars in India that sold the most quickly right after it was introduced. In light of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and issues with the supply chain, the company has already sold over 1 lakh Punch units in a short time. One of the most cost-effective SUVs available today is the Tata Punch, a small SUV with only one gasoline engine option. The Tata Punch received a rating of 4 stars for child safety and a score of 16.45 points out of 17 in the Global NCAP crash test for adult safety, which is equivalent to a rating of 5/5 stars for adult safety. The Tata Punch starts at Rs 5.99 lakh.
The country’s safest hatchback is the Tata Altroz, which Tata introduced as the industry standard. At the 2018 Auto Expo India, Tata unveiled the Altroz, which is based on a concept car. Tata did not make many changes to the car when it was unveiled. In the Worldwide NCAP crash test, the Goodbye Altroz scored 16.13/17 focuses in grown-up security, meaning a 5/5 star rating in grown-up wellbeing, and 29/49 focuses in youngster wellbeing, which means a 3-star rating in kid wellbeing. The Tata Altroz starts at Rs 6.45 lakh.
Tata Nexon Available in petrol, diesel, and electric powertrains, the Tata Nexon is one of India’s most popular SUVs and has been the best-selling SUV for a number of months. Goodbye Nexon is an all rounder and it scores well in the Worldwide NCAP crash test too. The Nexon received 25/49 points for child safety, which is equivalent to a rating of 3 stars, and 16.06/17 points for adult safety, which is equivalent to a rating of 5/5 stars for adult safety, according to the test results. The Tata Nexon starts at Rs 7.80 lakh.
In February 2019, Mahindra introduced the XUV300, a compact SUV with a price tag of less than four million dollars that comes equipped with a number of cutting-edge features and technology. For almost three years, the XUV300 was the safest car in India. The Mahindra XUV300 received a score of 16.42 points out of a possible 17 in the Global NCAP crash test for adult safety, equivalent to a rating of 5/5 stars for adult safety, and 37.49 points out of a possible 49 in child safety, equivalent to a rating of 3 stars for child safety. The Mahindra XUV300 starts at Rs 8.41 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Skoda Kushaq was one of the first cars tested last year under the revised Global NCAP standards, and it passed with flying colors. The Kushaq is manufactured on the India-specific MQB -A0 IN platform. Along with its sibling, the Volkswagen Taigun, it is the safest car on the Indian market. The updated Global NCAP crash test gave the Skoda Kushaq a rating of 5 out of 5 stars for adult safety, or 29.64 out of 34 points. In terms of child safety, it received a rating of 5 stars and received 42 out of 49 points. In this list, IT has the highest rating for child safety. The price of the Skoda Kushaq starts at Rs 11.59 lakh.