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Old 21st January 2020, 08:27   #151
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So let me re-frame my question.
Is Ford Ecosport - S (or T+), a 4-star vehicle with 6 airbags more safe that Tata Nexon XZ+, a 5-star vehicle with 2 airbags.
Not justifying any car, but at this point all we can do is only speculate. The made in India Ecosport if i am not wrong is not tested by GNCAP. Though it is well built and rigid, for now it would not be regarded as apples to apples GNCAP comparison.

The top spec Elite i20 Asta(O) has 6 airbags, probably GNCAP should test that and pitch it against the Altroz.
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Old 21st January 2020, 13:42   #152
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The made in India Ecosport if i am not wrong is not tested by GNCAP. Though it is well built and rigid, for now it would not be regarded as apples to apples GNCAP comparison.
Ford had to 'add' 300 new parts in Ecosport when they planned to sell it in Europe. Approximately 150 parts were added in the structure itself to make it compliant of the Euro NCAP crash test.

European Swift (older generation) scored 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash test but failed to score any in the India bound GNCAP crash tests, rather got remark of 'unstable structure'. Story is same with many other 'global' models sold in India. You will be surprised to know the fact that so far whichever Hyundai car was submitted for Indian GNCAP crash test had failed miserably.

When we talk about safer cars in India then we will have to consider some India bound crash tests only. If there is no 'Indian' rating then no point relying on tests from any other country.

We just can't know what grade steel components are used in the structure of the cars because they are not visible from outside, neither we can measure the quality of the structure by touching the car.

What is visible as a beautiful looking car is just bare skin made of thin metal sheet which adds nothing to the rigidity of the car structure. Actual structural components are hidden beneath the outer skin, similar like human bones inside the skin.

Thanks to Tata, atleast their initiative of submitting cars one after other for crash tests Ignited discussions around alien subject of vehicle safety in India. Hope the awareness reaches to the masses.

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You will be surprised to know the fact that so far whichever Hyundai car was submitted for Indian GNCAP crash test had failed miserably.
Maruti usually gets some criticism on these threads but Hyundai is almost as bad. The whole six airbag spiel is putting lipstick on a pig. The i20 (African version) did go through GNCAP and guess what, unstable body structure!

I hope Tata and Mahindra continue on this wonderful course they are on - it will mean that we buy their cars not because they're Indian but because they're genuinely better engineered than the tin can rivals.
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https://www.team-bhp.com/news/mahind...bal-ncap-tests

Well, Mahindra has joined the 5* bandwagon now. It is truly a proud moment for India. This should serve as a clear message to foreign car companies that Indians no pushovers when it comes to safety. If you are serious about Indian market, sell safe cars.
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WOW...Altroz and XUV300 scoring back to back 5.0 in GNCAP.
Kudos to both our homegrown manufacturers for 2 great cars. Now the Tata marketing machinery needs to convert this to sales. Unless these contributes to the bottom line, MSIL will not be shaken.
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Felt like adding this here- @Tata; market, along with the 5 star safety, the importance of proper driving etiquette so as to hope you never find yourself needing the airbags. We need more safe drivers too on the road, not just safer cars. Period. The time is ripe to give Maruti a run for its money, or at least try to.
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