In what comes as a solid (and timely) fillip for Tata Motors, the Tata Altroz has secured a 5-star rating at the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) crash tests ahead of its launch on January 22, 2020. Interestingly, this is the first instance of Global NCAP issuing crash test results for a car that’s not on sale yet.
Becoming only the second made-in-India car after the Tata Nexon to receive a full five stars from Global NCAP, the Altroz also scored an impressive 16.13 points out of 17 in adult occupant protection.
Global NCAP subjected Tata’s new premium hatchback to a front offset crash test as well as a side-impact test, and in its report noted the Altroz provided good protection for the driver and front passenger’s head, neck and knees, and adequate protection for the chest. The Altroz’s bodyshell was said to be stable and that it was ‘capable of withstanding further loadings’.