Top 7 Safest Cars Under Rs. 7.0 Lakh (Ex-Showroom) - V3Cars
If you are on a strict budget and value safety above everything else, here’s a list of the safest cars under Rs. 7.0 lakh in India that you can buy currently. The cars on this list were selected based on their Global NCAP rating. However, it is important to note that GNCAP updated their testing protocol in July 2022. Earlier, the cars tested under GNCAP’s Safer Cars For India program were rated based on their frontal impact tests only. However, cars tested post June 2022 were rated based on both front and side impacts, in addition to active safety features.
1. Tata Punch
The Tata Punch sits at the top of the list of safest cars under Rs. 7.0 lakh in India with a score of 16.44 out of 17 for adult safety and 40.89 out of 49 for child safety. Tallied up, the final star rating of the Punch stands at 5 stars for the adult and 4 for child safety.
Tata currently offer the Punch with a petrol-manual, petrol-automatic and CNG-manual powertrain options. The Tata Punch is available in 15 variants. However, only 4 petrol-manual variants are priced under Rs. 7.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
2. Tata Altroz
The Tata Altroz got 16.13 out of 17 points in adult safety for a star rating of 5. Its child safety score stands at 29 out of 49 and a rating of 3 stars. Overall, the final star rating of the Altroz stands at 5 stars for the adult and 3 for child safety. Tata currently offer Altroz with a petrol-manual, petrol-automatic, turbo petrol-manual, diesel-manual and CNG-manual powertrain options. Only 2 petrol-manual variants of the Tata Altroz cost less than Rs. 7.0 lakh.
3. Tata Tiago
The Tata Tiago is the 3rd in this list with an adult safety score of 12.52 out of 17 and a child safety score of 34.15 out of 49. The final star rating for this car stands at 4 for adults and 3 for child safety.
The Tata Tiago is available with a petrol-manual, petrol-automatic, CNG-manual and electric-automatic powertrain options. However, only 4 petrol-manual, 1 petrol-automatic and 2 CNG-manual variants cost under Rs. 7.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
4. Tata Tigor
Just like the Tiago, the Tata Tigor also has identical scores of 12.52/17 and 34.15/49 for adult and child safety, respectively. For simplicity, GNCAP gave it an adult rating of 4 stars and child safety rating of 3 stars. It has the same powertrain options as the Tiago hatchback but only 2 petrol-manual variants cost less than Rs. 7.0 lakh.
5. Renault Triber
The Renault Triber is not only the biggest car in this list but also the only one capable of accommodating up to 7 passengers. It received 11.62 and 27 points for adult and child safety out of 17 and 49 points, respectively. The adult and child safety rating for the Triber stands at 4 and 2, respectively. The Triber only has 1 petrol-manual variant, which costs under Rs. 7.0 lakh.
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6. Renault Kiger
The Renault Kiger scored 12.34 out of 17 in adult safety and 21.05 out of 49 in child safety in the GNCAP crash tests. The final rating of the Kiger is 4 stars for adult safety and 2 for child safety.
Like the Triber, only the base RXE variant of the Kiger allows it to make the cut to this list and that too barely.
7. Nissan Magnite
Up on the heels of the Kiger is its cousin, Nissan Magnite. While it shares the platform and powertrain with the Kiger, surprisingly, it has a slightly lower adult safety rating of 11.85 for adult and 24.88 for child safety. The star rating of the Magnite remains identical to that of the Kiger with 4 stars for adult and 2 for child safety. Here too, only the base XE variant of the Magnite costs under Rs. 7.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
Meanwhile, in October 2023, Hyundai made a significant announcement of equipping all its models with 6 airbags as a standard safety feature. As a result, Hyundai's vehicles priced at or below Rs. 6 lakh, such as the Grand i10 Nios and Exter, have notably enhanced their safety standards. However, neither the Exter nor the updated Grand i10 Nios are currently part of the Safer Cars For India program, which is why they're not included in this list as yet. Nevertheless, Hyundai has revealed plans to subject three of its cars to the Bharat NCAP tests. Stay connected to this page for updates on whether the Grand i10 Nios and Exter are included in the list following the tests.
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