Global NCAP has exposed the grave safety shortcomings of the popular Indian cars with its latest round of tests. The organization released crash test results of three different versions of the Renault Kwid in addition to Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti Eeco, Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Eon. Sadly all the cars failed the test with 0-star rating for adult occupant safety.
Autocar Professional reports that Global NCAP is gearing up for testing the fourth batch of Indian cars under the “Safer Cars For India” campaign. The upcoming test will involve two more OEMs and a fourth version of the Kwid which is expected to incorporate structural changes to fare better in the NCAP tests.
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Regular testing of popular Indian cars will help spread awareness among the new car buyers as well as hold the OEMs accountable for not doing enough even though they have the resources and capabilities to come up with safer cars. The scary results of the crash test further highlight the non-existent vehicular safety norms in India.
The Global NCAP tests also reveal that it is necessary for the soon-to-be-implemented Bharat New Car Safety Assesment program to come up with stringent standards so that the automakers can’t escape by saying that their products meet or exceed the local safety standards.