However in this exercise of buying a car; the most important point is forgotten and it is the safety aspect. It is pertinent to note that four of five small cars popular on the Indian market last year — including the Tata Nano, the best-selling Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and the Hyundai i10 — failed independent crash tests recently performed by Global NCAP.
The Polo and the Ford Figo were the only two cars to maintain their structures in a 64-kph (40-mph) collision, while the other three crumpled at a slower speed of 56 kph (35 mph) in ways that would likely lead to fatality or serious injury even with air bags.
We are not advocating that you should go for Polo or Ford Figo and this is just a reminder that safety holds the most important aspect while you go for buying any new car and must ask the delaer that whether the said car has been crash tested and if 'Yes' at what price as then you are at a better wicket to undertake the bargain as Tata Nano, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and the Hyundai i10 have all failed these standard tests.
So, you must make sure that you choose safety above all aspects and if money permits; you must go for a car with airbags as for every 10 persons dying on road worldwide; we as a nation are contributing 10% to that kitty of fatal causalities. It is pertinent to mention here that Volkswagon Polo’s 2014 model had air bags, which were added after the earlier model failed the crash test. Volkswagon said the air bags, as well as anti-lock brakes, would become standard from Feb. 1 along with a 2.7 percent price increase to offset the costs.
Please note that this is an unbiased opinion based on facts and figures and is not to let down any company. We have not received any remuneration while publishing this post.
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