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Planning to buy new car this Bihu season? Top 10 Indian cars of 2022

Apr 15, 2022
Tata Tiago/Tigor and Tigor EV – 4/5
The facelift Tiago and Tigor gets a 4-star rating. They scored 12.52 points out of 17. These Tata motors produced cars, however, scored just a 3-star in child occupant safety rating. Tata earned a 4-star safety rating for the updated Tigor EV – the first electric vehicle to be tested by Global NCAP.
Mahindra Thar – 4/5
Mahindra’s second-gen Thar isn’t just an off-roader but also a safe one as well. Mahindra Thar scored four stars for both adult (12.52) and child occupant protection. Thar has dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and a roll cage as standard. The fully-loaded model of Mahindra Thar also comes with ESP.
Toyota Urban Cruiser – 4/5
The Vitara Brezza-based compact SUV scored four stars for adult protection, with 13.52 points out of 17.However, the car recorded only marginal protection for driver’s knees, and the passenger’s right knee, as they could have an impact with structures behind the dashboard.For child protection, it scored a three-star rating securing 36.68 points out of 49.
Mahindra Marazzo – 4/5
Mahindra Marazzo scored four stars. The Marazzo MPV scored 12.85 out of 17 in adult safety and 22.22 out of 49 in child occupancy (two stars).
Honda Jazz – 4/5
Honda Jazz came away with a 4-star rating, with 13.89 points out of 17. Child occupant protection, meanwhile, was rated three stars due to the lack of ISOFIX mounting points and limited protection offered to child occupants.
Mahindra XUV700 – 5/5
The XUV700 is the only three-row SUV to get a full 5-star rating (16.03). Child occupant safety, too, is an impressive four stars.
Tata Nexon – 5/5
Tata Nexon is the first made-in-India car to be awarded a full 5-star safety rating by global NCAP. Nexon’s child-occupancy rating is three stars (25/49). The model currently on sale further upgraded to meet pedestrian protection norms. All variants of the Tata Nexon come with two airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child-seat mounts as standard.
Tata Altroz – 5/5
Altroz is Tata’s second 5-star rated model in the listing, scoring 16.13 out of 17 points for adult occupant protection. Interestingly, it didn’t score well on child occupant protection, securing three stars (29/49). Standard safety kit across the Altroz range includes two airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminders for the front seats and ISOFIX child-seat mounts.
Mahindra XUV300 – 5/5
Mahindra’s sub-4m SUV gets a 5-star rating for adult occupancy, with a score of 16.42. The SUV also scores four stars for child occupant protection, scoring 37.44/49. XUV300 packs in standard kit such as two airbags, ABS with EBD, rear disc brakes, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, seat belt reminders and rear parking sensors.
Tata Punch – 5/5
Tata has delivered on its word that safety was a priority with the Punch. Tata Punch edges out the XUV300 to top the list with 16.45 points for adult occupant protection. The Punch also scores well for child occupant protection with a 4-star rating. As standard, the Punch gets all the basic safety systems, including dual airbags, ABS, front seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchors.