Not long ago, no one cared about the build quality and safety features of cars in India. Many people have lost their lives in car accidents due to the low safety standards of their vehicles. However, as the awareness and importance of safety increases among the masses, drivers are increasingly concerned. For that reason, even car manufacturers are trying to make the safest cars in India.
The modern generation is prioritizing safety features in cars over other offerings. If you are one of them, you have come to the right place as we have listed some of the safest cars in India. The best part is that all these cars are affordable and within a price range of Rs 10 lakhs.
Here is a list of safe and affordable cars in India with a budget of Rs 10 lakh.
The 8 safest cars in India (2021)
- 2020 Mahindra XUV300 5 Star (NCAP Global)
- Tata Altroz 5 stars (NCAP global)
- Tata Nexon 5 stars (NCAP global)
- Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 5 stars (ASEAN NCAP)
- Volkswagen Polo 4 stars (NCAP global)
- Tata Tiago / Tigor 4 stars (NCAP global)
- Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 4 stars (NCAP global)
- Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 3 stars (NCAP global)
Note: All of the above cars have at least two airbags.
There are some other cars that are known to have excellent build quality. However, since their Indian model has not undergone any crash tests, we have not included them here, for example, Ford Ecosport and Toyota Yaris.
- Mahindra XUV300 – India’s safest car (GNCAP rating 5/5)
Safer Indian car Mahindra xuv300 Image: Mahindra
Last year in 2020, Mahindra XUV300 became the safest Indian car as rated by Global NCAP crash test. With a five-star rating for adult occupants and a four-star rating for child safety, it is at the top of the list of safest cars in India.
It is the only Indian vehicle to earn four stars for child safety in the Global NCAP test. The automaker provides two airbags, disc brakes on all four, corner brake control, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX / child seat anchors and many more safety features as standard on all variants.
The 2020 XUV300 is the first car in its segment to have all four disc brakes. In addition, its top variant has seven airbags, which is also a first in the segment.
Pricing for this compact SUV starts at Rs 7.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
- Tata Altroz - India’s safest hatchback (5/5 GNCAP)
The safest premium hatchback Image: Tata Motors
Due to its build quality and safety features, the Tata Altroz has become quite popular with automotive enthusiasts. This hatchback is a premium product from Tata Motors, and it is also one of the safest cars Tata has produced to date.
Tata Altroz has a global NCAP safety rating of five stars for adult occupants and three stars for child occupants. It is built on the robust ALFA architecture designed by Tata Motors for maximum safety.
Like the Mahindra XUV300, the Altroz comes equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Corner Stability Control, ISOFIX, and much more as standard on all variants.
Tata Altroz prices start at Rs 5.44 lakh (ex-showroom).
- Tata Nexon (5/5 GNCAP)
2020 Tata Nexon Image: Tata Motors
Here is the former crown holder of the safest Indian car. In 2018, Tata Nexon surprised everyone by earning five stars in the Global NCAP crash test. We can say that Tata Nexon is one of the cars that powered the safest car movement in India.
According to Global NCAP, Tata Nexon earned five stars and three stars for adult occupants and children, respectively.
As expected from the safest top-of-the-line cars, the Tata Nexon has all the necessary safety features, including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, etc., even in its base variant.
The Tata Nexon price starts at Rs 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom).