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Datsun Go scores 2 stars in ASEAN-NCAP crash test

Datsun Go ASEAN-NCAP crash test

Datsun is said to have reinforced the vehicle’s structure after receiving Zero Star rating in Global-NCAP last year.

The Datsun Go‘s spectacular failure in the Global NCAP crash tests has resulted in weakening of what was already a lackluster customer response for the hatchback in India. Now, the Indonesia-spec Go hatchback’s ASEAN-NCAP crash test results have been published.

With 2 star rating for both adult and child occupant safety, the car fared better in ASEAN-NCAP than in Global-NCAP but it still has room for improvement. The budget hatchback based on Nissan’s V-platform is equipped with standard driver airbag for the Indonesian market. This model scored 6.82 points out of 16 for adult occupant safety and 46% in child occupant safety.

Datsun Go ASEAN-NCAP crash test – video

The frontal collision was executed at a speed of 64 kmph and it can be seen that the car’s structure didn’t disintegrate as we saw in the Global-NCAP test last year. It appears, Datsun has worked on reinforcing the monocoque for better crashworthiness. We hope the same improvement is done for the India-spec car as well.

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In India, Datsun has introduced an optional driver airbag on the top-end T variant but ABS is still not being offered. In the wake of Global NCAP test results, the company argued that the hatchback’s active safety credentials like braking distance, road holding, visibility, etc., are better compared to its segment rivals.

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