When tested as part of the #SaferCarsForIndia initiative, the Tata Safari and Harrier received the highest Global NCAP rating for adult and child occupant safety. One of the last campaign outcomes before the activation of Bharat NCAP is the voluntary testing.
The methods used by Global NCAP for its crash tests evaluate the effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and frontal and side impact protection for all models. The cars with the highest star ratings must pass tests for pedestrian safety and side impact pole protection.
Even though both the Safari and the Harrier use the same vehicle basis, the Safari has a maximum seating capacity of seven people while the Harrier has a maximum seating capacity of five. Six airbags and ESC are included as standard equipment on both versions.
While testing, the Tata Safari and Tata Harrier both received the maximum star rating for both adult and kid occupants, demonstrating a solid structure and restraint system design that provided enough protection.
In the dynamic testing, both models provided complete kid occupant safety. Both are particularly adaptable for carrying young passengers because they are equipped with ISOFIX anchorages and a passenger airbag deactivation switch. The Safari and Harrier both come equipped with pedestrian protection that complies with GTR9 and UN127 regulations.
Additionally, the vehicles have optional ADAS systems and seatbelt reminders in addition to meeting Global NCAP's ESC standards.
Global NCAP Secretary General Alejandro Furas stated,
"Global NCAP congratulates Tata on the Safari and Harrier's five star twin model rating. The manufacturer has demonstrated a strong commitment to creating safer vehicles, which we heartily embrace and support, as demonstrated by this extremely strong result, which represents the highest adult and child safety score in our testing to date.
According to Towards Zero Foundation President David Ward,
"Seeing Tata's continued dedication to excellent safety performance is quite encouraging. As Global NCAP's testing moves to Bharat NCAP's efforts, the highest score results for the Safari and Harrier show a positive safety trend that we are convinced will continue across the Indian automotive sector.