Originally Posted by extreme_torque
The comment in question is perhaps one of the most asinine comments I have come across on teambhp and I am not kidding. Alloy wheel design, front bumpers effect crash test rating? We need to understand what a crumple zone is and what is the load bearing structure of a car to absorb crashes. So unless Tata skimped and made changes to the structure of the car after NCAP testing, the ratings would still remain the same when tested against the same parameters.
I too thought that his answer was not satisfactory, but as I don't have much knowledge about the factors which influence the structural strength of a car, I felt that he had got some point (though the point about how the alloy wheel design affects crash test rating is not at all acceptable). Thank you for your explanations.