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Tata aims for a 5-star Bharat NCAP rating across its range

BNCAP requires cars to be equipped with 6 airbags to be eligible for a 5-star rating.

Tata Motors is aiming for a 5-star Bharat NCAP rating for all its future products. That includes the next-gen Tiago and Tigor.

BNCAP requires cars to be equipped with 6 airbags to be eligible for a 5-star rating. While the latest iterations of the Nexon, Harrier and Safari are available with 6 airbags, entry-level models like the Tiago and Tigor only get 2 airbags. However, this will change when the next-generation models arrive.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Bharat Mobility Global Expo, Mohan Savarkar, Chief Product Officer at Tata Motors, stated that Tata cars are already built with higher-than-regulation structural safety, but the carmaker is looking to further augment its safety features by offering 6 airbags as standard across its range.

“BNCAP is an aspirational safety yardstick for automakers to choose to apply to. We are watching this space very closely. As there is demand for such levels of safety from customers in this segment, we will be going for that,” he added.

Savarkar further stated that the company is now focusing on ensuring that a vehicle does not get into an accident in the first place. “That is where active safety and ADAS come in,” he added.

Source: Autocar India 

 
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