A high-impact crash between Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier happened recently. Interestingly, both vehicles have not been tested by Global NCAP. However, the XUV500 received a 4-star rating in the ANCAP test. Here is the result of the crash.
The accident happened on the Miraj-Mhaisal highway in Maharashtra. According to the details, it was a T-bone crash and looks like it happened at a high speed. There are no finer details available like what went wrong or the speed of the vehicles.
The Mahindra XUV500 crashed into the side of the Tata Harrier. The impact of the crash caused the Harrier to lose control and hit a pole and a shop on the side of the road. The pictures of the vehicles show that both vehicles are badly damaged. The front end of the XUV500 has received the maximum impact. The Harrier also took the impact quite well. The side of the Harrier has sunken due to the crash.
All the passengers of both vehicles are safe and came out of the vehicles without any major injuries. The number of passengers in both cars remains unknown.
Tata Harrier is yet to be tested
Mahindra XUV500 received a 4-star rating in the A-NCAP test but the vehicle was never tested by Global NCAP, which takes the India-spec variants of the car models. Although Tata Motors subjects many of its newer products to G-NCAP testing, the Harrier has not undergone a safety rating evaluation. Tata has remained tight-lipped about this decision, but experts suggest that the part Multijet engine in the Tata Harrier could potentially intrude into the cabin of right-hand-drive (RHD) cars, posing a risk of injury to the driver. As a result, Tata has yet to send the car for a crash safety test.
Despite not having an official safety rating, the Tata Harrier has demonstrated impressive build quality in numerous accidents in the past. Many occupants involved in these accidents have walked away unharmed.
In the future, crash safety tests are expected to become mandatory as per a proposed government regulation. If the proposal is enacted into law, all manufacturers will be required to subject their new cars to crash tests to obtain a safety star rating.
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