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Old 7th September 2016, 19:46   #481
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I think a good start would be to make it mandatory for companies to
  • Publish the crash test result with every ad ( like the mandatory warning on Cigarette packs )
  • A user should be shown the crash test video and a signature taken before he pays the advance for the car

This is the least our government should do. And for all of this to happen, crash test has to be made mandatory first for the cars which are sold in India.
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Global NCAP will organize a one-off crash test to demonstrate poor safety standards in developing countries.

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The test will be a collision between two saloon cars of the same type, from the same manufacturer. Both will be entry-level spec, but one will be from the Mexican market and the other from the US market.

Global NCAP predicts a graphic representation of the difference in standard safety features in the two countries, and warns that it’s a situation repeated around the world. It hopes the test will encourage governments to regulate for better standard car safety, prompt large global fleets to be more considerate about which vehicles they buy, and put pressure on manufacturers to voluntarily raise safety standards in all markets.

The two vehicles will crash into each other with a 50% overlap and a combined closing speed of 80mph.

'In Mexico at the moment, there are no crash test standards,' said David Ward, secretary general of Global NCAP. “They’ve announced this year that they will apply them, but not to all production cars until 2020.

The manufacturer of the test cars will be announced next week, and is not officially supporting the test – indeed, at the time of writing, it isn't yet aware that its cars are being used. Ward said the test isn't a particular dig at that specific manufacturer, but instead is representative of several around the world.
This test is going to be very relevant for the Indian market. Interestingly, Autocar had a picture of the Kwid under testing for the story.
More Indian cars face Global NCAP crash tests. Edit: ZERO for all-kwid_0.jpg

The American big 3, the Japs and VW has great presence in Mexico and will be holding their breath now. God bless the good souls at Global NCAP. Source
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Came across an article in today's MetroPlus (Bangalore edition) of "The Hindu". It was regarding GNCAP's plan to do a crash test between two versions of the same car - one sold in US and one in Mexico. This is to highlight the difference in build quality between cars sold in developed nations and developing nations. The article mentioned that both the cars would be base variants.
I did a quick check at GNCAP website. This is what it says:

Car to car crash test by IIHS, Global NCAP and Latin NCAP
Nissan Tsuru and Nissan Versa

Global car safety organisations, IIHS, Latin NCAP, and Global NCAP will perform a Car to Car Crash Test, between two popular car models of the same sedan category – one sold in the United States and the other sold in Mexico.
Test date: Thursday 27 October, 13.30 US ET
Link to the GNCAP article

Shoud be interesting to see the crash test results.

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