Datsun redi-GO Scores Just 1-Star Rating In Crash Test
The redi-GO was recently updated with extra safety features to meet the new Indian safety norms
The redi-GO’s base variant was used for the Global NCAP crash test.
It managed to score a 1-star rating for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection.
Datsun offers only a driver-side airbag as standard across all the variants of the redi-GO.
The Datsun redi-GO doesn’t even come with the option of a passenger airbag, unlike the Kwid and S-Presso.
Tata Nexon remains the only made-in-India car tested by Global NCAP to get a 5-star rating.
Global NCAP recently carried out the sixth round of its #SaferCarsForIndia Campaign and released its crash test results. Four cars were tested: the Maruti Ertiga, Maruti WagonR, Hyundai Santro, and the Datsun redi-GO. Out of the four, the entry-level redi-GO hatchback scored 1 star, the lowest of the lot.
The redi-GO now comes with driver-side airbag as standard as per the new safety regulations applicable from July 1, 2019. Despite that, it scored a mere 1-star rating for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection at the Global NCAP tests.
The redi-GO’s body shell and footwell area were rated as ‘unstable.’ Even though the head and neck protection was rated as ‘good,’ the chest protection of the driver was termed as ‘poor.’ This can cause life-threatening injuries to the driver and hence the adult protection rating is limited to just one star.
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For the child rating, as the redi-GO exposed the heads of the three-year-old and eighteen-month-old dummies to the impact, it was only able to score two stars for child occupant protection. Another reason for missing out on a better rating is due to the lack of ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Global NCAP crash tests are conducted at 64kmph and in a controlled environment. However, we should point out that when it comes to the real world, not even the highest crash test rating can guarantee the safety of occupants.
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