Global NCAP has tested the 2021 Mahindra Thar and the off-road SUV has received four-star rating for both adult and child occupant protection.

Held under the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, the crash tests were conducted on the Thar in its basic safety specification in which it has 2 airbags.

When it comes to adult occupant protection, the 2021 Mahindra Thar Global NCAP tests found that the car offers good protection for the driver and passenger’s head and neck.

Also, while the driver’s chest was offered adequate protection by the car when crashed, the passenger chest showed good protection.

The car’s structure was rated as stable but the footwell area was rated as unstable by Global NCAP which also stated that both adult knee areas were optimised to reduce significant injuries in the Thar.

Similarly, child occupants received almost full protection during the test as the Thar offers standard ISOFIX anchorages and top tether together with 3 point belts for all seating positions.

Further, the Thar also meets the side impact UN 95 regulation. While ESC is not fitted as standard on the Thar, it did meet minimum regulatory requirements. However, the car showed an unstable dynamic behaviour.

Mahindra’s commitment to making safer cars has been once again displayed, said Secretary General of Global NCAP, Alejandro Furas, after the crash tests. He added that it is encouraging to see manufacturers that also offer high levels of protection for children.

For the uninitiated, the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign was launched by Global NCAP in 2014 with the objective of promoting safer vehicles in the country and between 2014 and 2020 Global NCAP has completed more than 42 safety assessments.

2021 Mahindra Thar Global NCAP

  • Mahindra Thar has been crash tested by Global NCAP
  • It received 4 stars for both adult and child occupant protection
  • The car’s structure has been rated stable
2021 Mahindra Thar Global NCAP Ratings
The car was crash tested at 64 km/hr
2021 Mahindra Thar Global NCAP
The organisation tested the car in its basic safety specification
2021 Mahindra Thar Global NCAP Crash Test
It was found to offer very good protection to child passengers
Side Impact
However, the off-road SUV’s footwell area was rated unstable