Tata Nano zero-star rating for child protection: Global NCAP
Global NCAP’s child safety rating to Tata Nano highlights different levels of protection vehicles provide to rear seats. In the 64km/h NCAP test, the Tata Nano achieved zero stars rating for its adult occupant protection. The vehicle structure rated as unstable increases risk of life-threatening injuries and makes the car unsuitable for the fitment of airbags.
Tata Nano attained zero-star rating for its child protection as it is not possible to install child seats in the car. The Nano was not able to meet the UNâ€™s minimum safety requirements in the 56km/h crash test.
In the assessments, child seats recommended by manufacturers were often found to be incompatible with their vehicleâ€™s belt system. In the Tata Nano, there was no three-point seatbelt on the rear seats, and as such the small car offers no way to install a child seat or transport a small child safely.
Since the only safe way for young children to travel is properly restrained in a child seat, this assessment checks how compatible the car is with the child seats recommended by the manufacturer, in addition to protection provided in the crash.