Tata trotted its way into the four-star rating with Tata Tiago/Tigor at the crash test conducted by Global NCAP. This was announced at the launch of the revised version of the models. Take a look at the video here:
Tata Motors made the announcement last week that their Altroz premium hatchback received a perfect five-star rating for adult occupants’ safety. This was the second time that the company received a 5-star rating by Global NCAP. The Nexon SUV was the first one produced by the company to achieve a 5-star rating during October 2019.
Coming back to the 4 star cars, the rating for the adult occupant safety was a solid four for both Tiago and Tigor. However, for the child occupant safety both slipped to a 3-star rating. Even though the models tested come with 2-frontal airbags as standard, the foot well area and structure were deemed unstable.
Digging further into the reports for adult occupant safety, it was observed that while the neck and head protection in both Tiago and Tigor achieved good scores, the chest protection received the “adequate” and “marginal” remark. Additionally, the knees and femur received a marginal rating as well since there is a possibility of danger. This may be because of the obstructive structure right behind the fascia.
As far as the child occupant safety is concerned, both the models were tested using a child seat for 3-year olds. It was installed using the adult seat belt and the support leg, which prevented any excess forward movement following an impact. The chest and the head area received protection ranging between some to adequate. The Crash Recovery System gave a protection rating of good for 18-month-olds provided the support leg and adult belt was used for rearward facing.
However, both the Tiago and Tigor lack the three-point belt for all positions and don’t have child seat anchorages (ISOFIX). In the event that the CRS has to be installed in the front passenger seat, neither of the cars have the facility that allows the disconnection of the passenger airbag.
The upgraded versions of the Tata Tiago, Nexon, and Tigor have been recently launched for the Indian market and all three come with BS6 compliant engines. The bookings have been opened and the pricing will be set higher than the BS4 counterparts.