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    4 Safest Hatchbacks You Can Buy In India

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Jul 29 2021

    SUVs are all the craze lately, and manufacturers are cashing in by selling overpriced, oversized crossovers, which are no more capable than a good-old hatchback. So, while everyone is shelling out for the SUVs, it’s your chance to lap up the overlooked and underpriced hatchbacks. What’s more? You don’t have to compromise one bit on safety. So, here are 4 hatchbacks with a double-digit adult safety score and at least a 3-star rating from Global NCAP.

     

    Safest Hatchbacks

    Note: The adult safety score is out of 17, while the child safety score is out of 49. GNCAP then condenses the score into a star rating for easy understanding. For the sake of consistency, this list only includes made-in-India cars tested by Global NCAP.

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    1. Tata Altroz

    Tata Motors has made safety their number 1 priority in the last few years. The 5-star rated Altroz is proof of their priorities. In the GNCAP crash tests, the Altroz scored 16.13 points in adult safety and 29 points in child safety. The overall rating stood at 5 stars for adults and 3 for children.

    Know More - 2021 Tata Altroz Best Variant to Buy

    Tata Altroz

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.8 lakh

    XM 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.46 lakh

    XM Plus 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.76 lakh

    XT 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.29 lakh

    XZ 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.86 lakh

    XZ (O) 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.01 lakh

    XZ Plus 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.42 lakh

    XT 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.94 lakh

    XZ (O) 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.66 lakh

    XZ Plus 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.06 lakh

    XE 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 7.0 lakh

    XM 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 7.28 lakh

    XT 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 7.61 lakh

    XZ 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 8.44 lakh

    XZ (O) 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 9.01 lakh

    XZ Plus 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 9.16 lakh


    2. Volkswagen Polo

    The Volkswagen Polo with 2 airbags got 12.54 points in adult safety and 29.91 in child safety. Its combined safety rating for adult and child occupants stands at 4 stars and 3 stars, respectively. GNCAP tested this car way back in 2014, but the Polo continues to use the same frame and body shell and keeps its safety score intact.

    Know More - Volkswagen Polo Variants Explained

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Trendline 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.21 lakh

    Comfortline 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.16 lakh

    Comfortline 1.0L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.46 lakh

    Highline Plus 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.48 lakh

    Comfortline 1.0L Turbo Petrol TC Automatic

    Rs. 8.56 lakh

    Highline Plus 1.0L Turbo Petrol TC Automatic

    Rs. 9.59 lakh

    GT 1.0L Turbo Petrol TC Automatic

    Rs. 10.0 lakh


    3. Tata Tiago

    In the third place, we have the Tata Tiago. It shares the frame with the Tigor so, the Tigor’s crash test results are also applicable for the Tiago.

    Tata is on a mission to democratize safety. Achieving a 4-star score with a car as affordable as the Tiago is no small feat. The Tiago got a score of 12.52 for adult safety and 34.15 for child safety. The final safety rating of the Tiago is 4-star for adults and 3-star for children.

    Know More - 2021 Tata Tigor Best Variant to Buy

    Tata Tiago

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.0 lakh

    XT (O) 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.48 lakh

    XT 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.63 lakh

    XZ 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.08 lakh

    XZ Plus 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.34 lakh

    XTA 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.15 lakh

    XZA 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.6 lakh

    XZA Plus 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.86 lakh


    4. Ford Figo

    The Ford Figo got 10.49 points in adult safety and 14.22 in child safety. The Figo and Aspire’s final score stands at 3 stars for grown-ups and 2 stars for kids.

    The Freestyle also uses the same frame as the Figo. So it may also have a similar safety score.

    Also Read - 2021 Safest MPVs in India

    Ford Figo

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Ambiente 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.82 lakh

    Titanium 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.82 lakh

    Titanium Blu 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.27 lakh

    Titanium 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 7.92 lakh

    Titanium Blu 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 8.37 lakh

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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