Mahindra Thar secures 4 stars in Global NCAP crash tests


Bodyshell integrity: stable; footwell area: unstable

The second generation Mahindra Thar has already undergone Global NCAP’s crash tests and has scored 4 stars both in adult and child occupant categories. The tested model was equipped with two front airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt reminders, Isofix anchorages, and 4-channel ABS.

Mahindra’s commitment to safer cars is once again displayed for consumers and shows that it is possible to offer good safety performance in the Indian market. It is encouraging to see manufacturers that also offer high levels of protection for children traveling in their vehicles. The Thar demonstrates the capacity of Mahindra to improve its fleet safety. – Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP

Adult Occupant
In the adult occupant category, the report said that the protection to the driver and passenger heads and necks was good. The driver chest showed adequate protection while the passenger chest showed good protection. Driver’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube while the passenger’s knees showed good and marginal protection. Driver tibias showed marginal and adequate protection while the passenger tibias showed adequate protection.

More good news is that the bodyshell integrity was rated as stable and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. However, the footwell area was rated as unstable.

Child Occupant
As for the child occupant category, the report said that the child seat for a 3-year-old was installed FWF with Isofix anchorages and top tether, which were able to prevent excessive forward movement of the head during the impact below the 550 mm limit. The Isofix offered full protection to 18-month-old CRS as well. Download the full report here.

Another good result for Mahindra which shows the manufacturer’s commitment to safety. It is very satisfying to see this growing vehicle safety trend in the Indian car market, which combines minimum regulatory requirements with the purchasing power of #SaferCarsforIndia informed consumers, helping to drive demand for ever safer vehicles. – David Ward, President of Towards Zero Foundation

As for the ESC test, Global NCAP commented that the car showed an unstable dynamic behaviour, and recommends a review and improvement.

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