INDIA: Recent changes to Global NCAP’s crash test criteria for vehicles marketed in India The crash test has expanded significantly, and new factors are now considered when calculating the final ratings.
The Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq were the two vehicles tested as part of the new Global NCAP program.
Since sister companies produced both vehicles on the same basis, they are nearly identical.
Despite the modifications, the vehicles still received five stars for both adult and child occupant safety. The pair are now among the safest vehicles in India, a first for any vehicle sold there.
The Taigun and Kushaq are identical versions that are built on the same platform in the same factory.
The two SUVs’ frontal impacts were beneficial for the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck, according to GNCAP. The driver’s and the passenger’s chests displayed adequate and good protection, respectively.
Both the driver’s and the passenger’s chests displayed adequate and good protection, respectively. The knees of the driver and passenger also demonstrated good protection. The bodyshell is rated by GNCAP as stable and capable of withstanding additional loads.
The head, belly, and pelvis were well protected from side impacts, whereas the chest received only fair protection. Additionally, the pole impact test was conducted on a version with side head protection airbags, which demonstrated that curtain airbags meet the fitment requirements.
The Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq SUVs received five stars for child occupant safety. The use of i-Size anchorages and a support leg reduced the frontal impact for a 3-year-old. As a result, the car provided complete protection by preventing head exposure during the frontal crash.
The most highly rated vehicles must also pass evaluations of electronic stability control (ESC), pedestrian protection, and side impact pole protection, according to Global NCAP’s new crash test methods, which examine frontal and side impact protection for all tested models.