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      Here is a video explaining how a crash is going to impact the different body parts of the driver and the front passenger in these failed Indian cars:.



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      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Sparrow View Post
      Here is a video explaining how a crash is going to impact the different body parts of the driver and the front passenger in these failed Indian cars:.
      Says nothing about safety in Indian cars when none of the cars had airbags. Are Indians drivers willing to pay for the airbags or rather spend money on fancy wheels and trim in their cars? Even a high end car without airbags would have got bad ratings if crash tested without airbags.

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      Indian the problem is awareness, not many people are aware about necessity of airbags. Consider this a few years back we didn't even used seat belts.

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      Quote Originally Posted by coolash View Post
      the problem is awareness, not many people are aware about necessity of airbags.
      I agree much of the problem is awareness and not the 'failed' Indian cars. Still its not only that but the 'nothing will happen to me' attitude or too much faith in a god. They should just install airbags and raise the price of cars. This has been done in the EU for years and now nobody will buy a car without airbags.
      I have faith in my airbags and not some god.

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      Indian, it has to come from top to bottom & also bottom to top. Neither the top (Government) has stringent rules to enforce safety of people travelling in the car so that it will be unanimously followed by the manufacturers & the bottom (people) tend to buy them, nor the bottom (people) wish to spend the extra money on the cars with safety features as they consider mileage & efficiency more than anything else

      When I was purchasing car for my sister, the sales representative from a top most car manufacturer pushed for a car without Airbag saying "it would set aside 80K more for the variant with a Airbag & if at any accidents happen it would cost you minimum 60K to fix a blown air bag, why do you waste money", he asked. He also told "In city traffic you're not going to go above 40 kmph & at that speed you're not going to hit anyone and if at all you hit it won't open the air bag as the impact will be minimal, so why do you need a air bag ?" I asked what if some moron driving at 100 kmph & comes head on & hits me when I'm standing still in a signal. He exclaims, saar why do you think like that saar, it won't happen like that. That's how 99% of the sales is happening.

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      Tata Zest, 2 airbag model gets 4 star in Global NCAP crash test.

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      Tata Zest achieves four-star Global NCAP safety rating - autoX
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Sparrow View Post
      Tata Zest, 2 airbag model gets 4 star in Global NCAP crash test.

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      Tata Zest achieves four-star Global NCAP safety rating - autoX
      Yes it is really hartening to know an Indian manufacturer stepping up and not only making safe cars but also acting quickly on the feedback to make changes to structural integrity changes. (Even though the structural integrity is still "Unstable" and can't take further loading)

      See how inadequate the seat belt was at 64 kph. Re-inforces how important the airbags were. It is high time all manufacturers gave Airbags as standard. With Airbags about to be made mandatory next year, they better start now.

      Also an important point about structural integrity. The NCAP says structural integirty is mandatory for even airbag to work. High time we made Indian NCAP and standard and unless it passes a minimum criteria, the car should n't even be given the green signal for production

      Reminds me of an incident that just happened in the parking lot. To move in between the gap of my Polo and another Swift DZire, I pressed my hands against both of them for support, while the Polo seemed like a wall, the sheet metal on the DZire just caved in and came back up when I released my hand. Now, sheet metal thickness is not the be all and end all, and no offence to DZire owners, but if a simple palm press can deform the sheet metal, well I felt much safer in my Polo.

      Another day I caught my Polo's handle and Cruze's handle for support. Polo's handle seemed like I could hang from it. But teh Cruze's handle seemed like it would fall off. Sure my car is heavier than its competition by a good 200 kg, and if it was 900 kg instead of 1140 kg, it could have been as fast as an Abarth , or could corner like the Brio. But I would take crash safety anyday. Take it from a guy who is still suffering from a crash that happened 4 years ago

      High time we and manufacturers put safety before fuel economy. 1-2 kpl should n't cost you, your life. Sorry if I my post sounded offensive.
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      It would be interesting to see how Tiago performs in the crash test since that is a completely new car made by Tata, after take over of JLR. Fit and finishes are also much better than any of the Tata car cam out in the market till now. If Tiago succeeds then it will be only worthy option in the <5 lakh segment from safety point of view.

      What can we expect from the tests conducted so far?

      Maruti : All the cars which were tested have failed.
      Hyundai : Eon, i10, Grand i10 were tested and all of them failed.
      Mahindra : Scorpio was tested and failed.
      Tata: Nano and Zest were tested. Zest does well, Nano fails but then that is the cheapest car exists in the market and still didn't crumble as badly as how the likes of Eon, Datsun Go, Kwid, Alto etc crumbled.

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      Chevrolet Enjoy and Ford Figo Aspire crash tested, receive 0 and 3 start respectively.


      Crash test video of Aspire:





      Crash test video of Enjoy:















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      Car and bike .com should have shown the driver on RHS.
      The condition of the front tyre of the Enjoy is scary.

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