Tata Punch secures a 5 star Global NCAP crash test rating


Bodyshell integrity: Stable; footwell area: Stable

It appears that Tata Motors has voluntarily sent over the Punch to get it punched from Global NCAP, ahead of announcing the prices, and unsurprisingly, the crossover has secured a 5 star rating in adult occupant and a 4 star rating in child occupant tests. The rating is expected to boost the bookings which started over a week ago.

Safety equipment includes dual front airbags, 4-channel ABS, front seat belt pretensioners, front seat belt reminder, and Isofix anchorages.

Adult Occupant Protection
In the adult occupant protection tests, the report said that the protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver and passenger’s chest showed good protection. Driver and passenger knees showed good protection, proving that under more stringent conditions, there are no risks in the knees area. Driver tibias showed adequate protection while passenger tibias showed adequate and good protection. The bodyshell was rated as stable and was capable of withstanding further loadings. The footwell area was also rated as stable. The report added that the car passed the UN95 side impact test.

Child Occupant Protection
As for the child occupant protection, the report said that the child seat for a 3-year-old and a 1.5-year-old were installed RWF with Isofix connectors and support leg. The CRSs were able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact and offered good protection to the head and chest of both dummies. Download the full report here.

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