Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) will be crash testing seven popular Indian vehicles. They have now confirmed that the result will be revealed on May 17, 2016. Previously, as well Global NCAP had taken a set of Indian vehicles and crash tested them.
None of the seven vehicles have been revealed so far. This initiative by Global NCAP is being called 'Towards A Safer India'. Expect the tests to reveal how safe or unsafe modern cars in India really are. Make sure to read the results here on May 17, 2016.
During January 2014, Global NCAP crash tested five popular vehicles from the Indian market. It was not surprising that all the vehicles were awarded zero-stars for adult protection. The vehicles tested were Tata Nano, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo, and Volkswagen Polo.
Post the crash test results, Volkswagen India equipped their Polo hatchback with dual airbags for front passengers as standard safety equipment. The Polo with dual airbags secured an impressive 4-star rating safety rating.
The Datsun Go hatchback was crash tested in November 2014 and was considered unsafe even if airbags were included. Since the test, Datsun India modified the structure and its rigidity or crashes in the Go hatchback. Also, Datsun now offers driver side airbags as an option.