2020 Mahindra Thar gets 4-star rating in Global NCAP crash test
First Published Nov 25, 2020, 4:14 PM IST
Finally, some good news for those who look forward to a safer ride on four wheels. The new Mahindra Thar has achieved an encouraging four-star rating in crash safety tests.
In the latest round of crash tests conducted by Global NCAP, the Mahindra Thar 'achieved an encouraging four star rating' for both adult and child occupants.
In a statement, Global NCAP said: "The recently launched Mahindra Thar was tested in its basic safety specification, two airbags, and reached 4 stars for adult and child occupants. Global NCAP tested Thar's ESC according to UN regulation."
"The Thar offers double frontal airbags as standard. Driver and passenger's head and neck showed good protection. Driver's chest offered adequate protection and passenger chest showed good protection."
"The structure was rated as stable but the footwell area was rated as unstable, not being capable of withstanding further loadings. Both adult knee areas were optimized to reduce significant injuries."
"Both child occupants received almost full protection during the test. The Thar offers standard ISOFIX anchorages and top tether together with 3 point belts for all seating positions."
Reacting to the test report, Group Chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter: "Breaking news indeed!! This makes the Mahindra Thar the safest off-roader in India. And proves that Made-in-India is second to none. When you head on to the open road,we want you & your family to be Thar-iffically safe."
According to Towards Zero Foundation President David Ward, "Mahindra’s commitment to safer cars is once again displayed for consumers and shows that it is possible to offer good safety performance in the Indian market. It is encouraging to see manufacturers that also offer high levels of protection for children traveling in their vehicles. The Thar demonstrates the capacity of Mahindra to improve its fleet safety."
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