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Top 7 Cars Failed In Safety Test

In India, there are many cars meant for middle class luxury cars and specially for budget family. This year Global NCAP has done car test crash test on multiple cars. In the result given by watchdog, it has found that cars produced by Datsun, Maruthi, Tata and Hyundai failed the crash test.

There are total 7 cars failed in safety test showing high risk of life threatening injuries in road accidents. Watchdog organizes crash tests and provides realistic results of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars.

What is this crash test?

Global New Car Assessment program (Global NCAP) will conduct crash tests which is a form of destructive test performed with car to ensure basic standards of safety design and crash compatibility for the vehicle and its components.  In this crash tests, the vehicles will have to undergo frontal crash test at 56Kmph. Currently there are no facilities for crash tests in India, but are expected to be setup in Pune and Manesar by December this year. Even though enhancing safety will cause prices to rise by a considerable amount, the government is stern with their move.

Check the top 7 cars that failed in the safety test below:

1) Tata Nano:  Ratan tata took initiation of Tata Nano and designed mainly for middle class family in low budget. This compact body of Tata, the 4-seater Nano fell short of vehicle structures (proved inadequate) and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to the occupants. The car was broken into pieces in the safety test with the whole impact directly to the front seat.

2) Volkswagen Polo: The Volkswagen Polo was the safest among all the cars that were tested in January. In the crash test, dummies sustained no fatal injury at all. The Polo had structures that remained stable - and, therefore, with airbags fitted, protection for the driver and front passenger would be much improved, it added.

3) Ford Figo: In the previous tests, Ford Figo has bad results and it was the first car that maintained its structural integrity after the impact. Even the interior and cabin area was intact after the crash the dummies showed lighter colors though the head area of the driver in this vehicle turned red, but the overall result was better than the previous tests. The passengers are sustained no fatal injury in this car.

4) Maruti Suzuki Alto 800:  In this Global NCAP test of Alto 800, the dummy driver sustained few fatal injuries in all the body parts, except the right foot. The passenger dummy in this vehicle sustained similar injury to that in the Nano model. Finally after the safety test, the vehicle structures proved inadequate and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to the users.

5) Hyundai Grand i10: Hyundai Grand i10 is the best selling cars and even this car’s structure proved inadequate and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to passengers travelling in the car. The extent of the structural weaknesses of the model was such that fitting airbags would not be effective in reducing the risk of serious injury.

6) Datsun Go: This is the first car from Nissan under the Datsun brand started selling in India this year at a price of INR 3.12 lakhs. This compact car too did not have airbags and ABS in the car. “The car's body shell disintegrated severely during the NCAP safety test. The driver and passenger dummies sustained fatal injuries to the head and legs,” according to the report.

7) Maruti Suzuki Swift: This car is designed especially for Indian roads and this car too failed the test before taking the test, since it does not carry airbags and ABS which are mandatory to get certification for the car. The dummy driver and dummy passenger sustained near-fatal injuries.

Top 7 Cars Failed In Safety Test Reviewed by Praveen P on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Rating: 5

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