The Indian Government issued a draft notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). Under this scheme, star ratings will be given to cars based on their performance in crash tests. Bharat NCAP would allow customers to opt for safer cars based on their star ratings.
The star rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is crucial to ensure passenger safety. The testing protocol of Bharat NCAP will be aligned with global crash test protocols. The Government has set April 1, 2023 as the date from which the new ratings program will be effective.
As of now, the Global NCAP tested Made in India cars under the “Safer Cars for India initiative”.
Present Global NCAP in Adult (front row) Safety Rating
Maruti Vitara Breeza
Tata Motors (Nexon, Punch, Altroz) and Mahindra & Mahindra (XUV700, XUV300) have scored 5 in NCAP ratings.