2020 Mahindra Thar Gets 4 Star Rating At GNCAP
Mahindra launched the second-gen Thar on 2 October 2020 and since then the off-roader has been an instant hit. Now, adding another feather in its cap, the Thar has received a 4-star safety rating at the latest round of crash tests conducted by the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) under the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign.
The model tested at the GNCAP was the base-spec model which gets safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, seat belt reminder and a roll cage.
In the crash test conducted at 64kmph, the SUV’s bodyshell was rated as stable while it scored four out of five stars in adult occupant protection (12.52/17). The Thar also passed the ESC and side-impact test conducted by GNCAP as per the UN standards.
Protection for head and neck for both font passengers was rated good. While the driver’s chest protection was rated at adequate, protection for co-passenger was rated good. Protection for the remaining body parts was rated from good to marginal.
Coming to child occupant protection, the Thar scored 4 out of 5 stars (41.11/49) here as well. The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed forward-facing with ISOFIX anchorages and top tether and was able to prevent excessive forward movement of the head during the impact below the 550mm limit. The 18-month-old CRS was installed with the ISOFIX base with support leg rearward-facing offering full protection to the child occupant. CRS marking was permanent on both CRS.
Commenting on this achievement, Velusamy R, Chief of Global Product Development, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd., said, “This is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 4-star rating for the All-New Thar reiterates our unstinted commitment towards safety. It has achieved a robust GNCAP 4-Star rating, which is a first in its segment with highest points in child safety amongst all cars tested by Global NCAP so far.”
Other than standard safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, the Thar also gets features like electronic stability program, hill launch assist, hill descent control and tyre pressure monitor but they are limited to the LX variant only. Prices of the Mahindra Thar range from Rs 9.80 lakh to Rs 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom India).