Tata Motors recently launched its new premium BS-VI hatchback Altroz, which as per reports, has attained the top-notch 5-star safety rating conducted by Global NCAP, an internationally renowned independent safety accreditation body. Altroz has become the second passenger vehicle brand after Nexon to urge the 5-star adult safety rating from the worldwide NCAP.
Nexon had received the distinction in December 2018.
The company also claimed that Altroz has scored a 3-star rating for child passenger safety.
"The Nexon was the proverbial luminary for us during this aspect, and therefore the Altroz has followed its footsteps, setting a replacement benchmark across the industry safety standards," Mayank Pareek, President Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Business Unit (PVBU), addressed the media.
This Global NCAP rating verifies that the automaker stands by its promise to form the safest car in global car safety, affordable to Indian buyers, he added.
"Being an industry first within the hatchback segment within the country, this is often in lockstep with our objective to deliver mobility solutions that possess advanced technological features alongside providing robust protection for the occupants," Rajendra Petkar, Tata Motors President and Chief Technology Officer added.
Tata Motors said the worldwide NCAP evaluated the car for both front and side impacts. The combined evaluation of both the tests has resulted during a full 5-star rating, it added.
The auto major is looking to increase its penetration in the domestic passenger vehicle segment with entry into the premium hatchback segment with Altroz.
With Altroz joining in its passenger vehicle portfolio, the company aims to enhance its presence to around 60 percent of the total passenger vehicle market.