While Tata & Mahindra cars are getting 5-star & 4-star ratings in Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that it will not send its cars for the Global NCAP.
Tata Altroz and Mahindra XUV300 recently got 5 star ratings in Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) after which David Ward, CEO and President of Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) challenged other manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, etc to produce 5-star safety rated cars in India.
CV Raman, Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd said that the brand adheres by all safety regulations including the newly mandated offset side-impact and pedestrian protection norms. He further added that anything which is proposed and recognised by the Indian government will surely be adopted by the manufacturer.
However, he also confirmed that they will not be sending cars to Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) as Global NCAP crash test is not mandatory for Indian cars.
The Indian government has already proposed India's very own safety rating test called Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP).
Under BNVSAP, cars will be tested at the speed of 56 Km/h against 64 Km/h by Global NCAP.