Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Honda Jazz and Honda City secure four-star rating at the GNCAP crash test
Renault, Nissan, and Honda join the list of manufacturers helping make #SaferCarsForIndia a real thing. The GNCAP reached the milestone of having tested 50 cars made for the Indian market. The Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Honda Jazz and Honda City — all achieved a four-star safety rating at the latest GNCAP tests. It is important to note that the City used in this test was the fourth-gen model, which continues to sell alongside the fifth-gen model at present.
All four cars that were used in the test were tested in their most basic trims, which means the Kiger, Magnite, Jazz, and the City were fitted with two front airbags and ABS. The Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite share the same platform, and scored four stars for adult occupancy and two stars for child occupancy. However, a closer look at the stats will reveal that the Magnite scored marginally less than the Kiger in adult safety occupancy — the Magnite scored 11.85 out of 17.00 for adult occupant safety, while the Kiger scored 12.34 out of 17.00 for the same. In terms of child occupancy safety, the Kiger falls down at 21.35 out of 49.00, whereas the Magnite scored 24.88 out of 49.00 for the same.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Safety is of paramount importance for Renault and all. our products meet and exceed the requisite safety standards set by Indian Regulatory Authorities. The Kiger combines the best Renault has to offer: our expertise in innovative cars and in-depth knowledge of customer needs. The Kiger has been well accepted by the customers with the strong value proposition that it offers in terms of distinctive design, smart features, and performance. This is a proud moment for Renault in India, as it was developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before we took it to the world. The 4-Star rating by GNCAP reiterates our commitment to bringing technologically advanced products which are safe yet trendy.”
The Honda Jazz scored 13.89 out of 17.00 for adult occupant safety and 31.54 for child occupant safety, resulting in it earning a three-star child safety rating. Meanwhile the Honda City scored 12.03 out of 17.00 for adult safety, and 38.27 out of 49.00 for child occupant safety, which gave it a four-star child safety rating and making it the safest ranked car among these four for child safety.
Apart from the Indian car makers, it is nice to see that the French and the Japanese have stepped up the game in terms of safety as well by offering safer cars in the Indian market.