Vehicle safety checking organization Global NCAP said last week homegrown carmaker Tata Motors new compact passenger vehicles Tiago and 4-door sedan Tigor scored four-star rating for adult occupant's safety and protection in a crash test. The two cars achieved three stars for child occupant protection within the #SaferCarsForIndia crash test, Global NCAP said during a statement.
The vehicle safety group said it tested the Tigor model as Tiago and Tigor are the same cars in the front and passenger compartment.
Tigor/Tiago offers two frontal airbags as standard. Its structure and footwell area are rated as unstable. Upper body safety for adult occupants was desirable, they added.
"Chest protection for a passenger was adequate and marginal for the driving force. Femur and knees showed marginal protection as there is the risk of contracting dangerous structures behind the fascia," said the officials.
In terms of kid occupant protection, the car scored three stars. The Tigor/Tiago does not offer a three-point belt in all seating positions and does not offer ISOFIX anchorages, it said.
This result follows the recent five-star achievement of the Tata Altroz and therefore the previous five-star result for the Tata Nexon, it added.
Global NCAP had launched the #SaferCarsForIndia Campaign in 2014 with the aim of promoting safer vehicles in the country.
"Between 2014 and 2020 Global NCAP has completed quite thirty-seven safety assessments which have acted as a crucial catalyst within the safety improvement of Indian cars," as said by officials.