Check out the five safest SUVs available in India, that aren't too hard on your pocket.
Not too long ago, safety used to be last on the priority list of an average Indian car buyer. There has been a rise in awareness among consumers nowadays, which has also lead carmakers to offer better quality cars with appropriate safety features. Here, we have the five safest compact/subcompact SUVs in India
Mahindra XUV300 (5-star)
The SUV with the crown of the ‘safest car manufactured in India’, Mahindra XUV300 as a 5-star adult safety rating and a 4-star child safety rating, the highest ever achieved by any car by an Indian manufacturer in GNCAP crash test safety assessment.
Tata Nexon (5-star)
Mahindra XUV300 may be the current king, but Tata Nexon was the one that started the safety race. In 2018, the Nexon became the first car manufactured in India to achieve a 5-star adult safety rating and a 3-star child safety rating, as assessed by Global NCAP.
Kia Seltos (5-star)
Kia’s entry into the Indian market was a huge success, all thanks to the Seltos. The SUV won customers over with its sporty looks, brilliant engine options, and sweet technology package (including the connected car features). Apart from these, the car also offers brilliant safety, rated at 5-star by ANCAP, for both adult as well as child occupants.
Maruti Vitara Brezza (4-star)
Maruti Brezza is the most popular UV in the Indian market. It is also the safest car in the company’s arsenal, with a 4-star safety rating by Global NCAP (4-star rating for adult occupants and a 2-star rating for child occupants). Earlier models of the Vitara Brezza were offered with only a diesel engine on-board, while the current model is exclusively retailed with a petrol engine.
Hyundai Venue (4-star)
The Venue was Hyundai’s first attempt at a sub-4-metre SUV, and it was quite a brilliant effort. The looks were futuristic, and with plenty of engine options, car buyers had a lot to choose from. The car’s USP was its connected car tech, which was a segment-first feature! Apart from that, the car also focuses on occupant safety. ANCAP crash test safety program rated the Venue 4-star for adult safety and child safety as well.