Mahindra Thar gets 4-star safety rating in GNCAP crash test. The Mahindra Thar was tested under the Safer cars for India program. The base variant of the Let’s take a closer look at why does the Thar Crash Test results are so good?
Mahindra Thar Crash Test Results
Global NCAP tested Thar’s ESC according to UN regulation. ESC is not fitted as standard on the Thar and although the model met minimum regulatory requirements, the car showed an unstable dynamic behaviour. Global NCAP recommends a review and improvement.
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The base model was tested for the Thar crash test and it had 2 airbags. The driver and passenger head and neck had good protection and the chest of the driver lacked and got adequate protection. Passenger side the protection was good.
Structure of the car was rated as stable and the footwell arear was rated unstable. This is somewhere Mahindra has been asked to work upon as it was not capable of withstanding further loading. The knee arear seems to be optimised to reduce significant injuries. Both child and occupants have almost full protection during the test.
Child protection is also up to the mark as it gets ISOFIX anchorages and top tether together with 3 point seatbelts.
In terms of safety tech Thar (lowest variant) gets 2 airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners. It also gets ABS which prevents brake locking while braking on surfaces. GNCAP also testing the ESC of the vehicle which helps to keep the car while hard cornering by cutting off the excessive power to the opposite wheels. Thar Crash Test proves that the car is safe and this will be helpful in gaining even more positive response from probable customers.
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