Five Indian cars, including the Mahindra Scorpio have failed crash tests conducted by the Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), a UK based organisation.
All five cars – the Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon – have been rated as zero star for safety by Global NCAP after releasing the latest crash test results, say reports.
The tests saw the basic models, all without airbags, driven at 64kmph (40mph) into a block simulating a head-on collision. NCAP also tested the cars in a crash simulation according to United Nations standards — a frontal collision at the slightly slower speed of 56kmph and none of them was able to score even a single star out of 5 for Adult Occupant safety.
The tests, conducted by Global NCAP, showed that in an accident, all the cars would leave the driver with possible life-threatening injuries to the occupants.