The latest Tata Harrier accident shows us how safe and well-built the SUV is. Read along to see the immense safety and the great build quality of this SUV has saved lives in a massive crash
Pretty much all Tata cars have been scoring well in terms of safety. Many of their models achieved 4-star and 5-star ratings in the NCAP safety tests. Some examples of these include the Tata Tiago, Tata Tigor, Tata Nexon and even the recently-launched Tata Altroz. While there's no crash test done on the Tata Harrier so far, it looks like it won't be wrong to say that it has a robust built if we go through the video and details of a white-coloured Harrier that was involved in a huge crash recently.
While driving at high speed, the driver of the Tata Harrier in question here suddenly lost control and swerved sharply before toppling a couple of times. It was found lying upside down with major damages see on its front-end. Luckily, though, even without the airbags opening up, the passengers were completely safe with some minor scratches to their bodies and nothing else.
So why did no airbags open during such a serious accident? First of all, you need to know how airbags work. Airbags will open if there is an impact on the front-end of the vehicle. In this case, the Tata Harrier received no impact at the front or near the area of airbags sensors. As can be seen in the video here, while the front-end of the vehicle has remained largely unaffected, the A-Pillar, the roof and bonnet were completely crumpled in the accident and the front windshield was completely shattered.
Thankfully, the occupants escaped with really minor bruises. This incident, once again, goes on to show the safety and build quality that the Tata Harrier offers. Despite the fact that this Harrier got severe damages after the crash, it managed to keep its passenger entirely safe and save their lives.
While being developed on the modular OMEGA-arc architecture, Tata Harrier comes with a suite of safety features including six airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability program (ESP), Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Control, rear parking camera, auto-dimming IRVM, front fog lamps with cornering function and more. In a similar fashion, we’ve seen the Tata Hexa doing well in a massive accident and even a Tata Nexon keeping its occupants safe in a high-speed accident.
The Tata Harrier in question here is a pre-facelift model and it is a mid-spec variant with dual airbags. At the Auto Expo 2020, Tata Motors brought in the 2020 Harrier with a range of updates, including a BS6 engine option. The car gets the same 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor but it's now tuned in a higher power output of 170 PS. An automatic transmission has also made it to the SUV.
Tata Harrier got severe damages after the accidents but none of its passengers was injured.
Currently, Tata Harrier is competing in a hotly-contested segment against models like Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass. Tata is now gearing up for the launch of the seven-seater version of the Harrier, which is dubbed as the Tata Gravitas. The upcoming which is one of the most-awaited 7 seater cars in India.