Wednesday, January 19, 2022

This car got zero safety rating in December, it got 5 stars

New results from the Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP) crash test have come out. Volkswagen Taos has achieved a 5 star safety rating in this test. With this, Fiat Argo got zero rating in crash test. Made in Argentina and Mexico, the Taos is the first model to achieve 5 stars under the NCAP protocol, with 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The compact SUV has a rating of 90.23 percent for adult protection and 89.80 percent for child protection. Volkswagen Taus scored 60.61 percent for pedestrian safety and 85.04 percent for safety assistance.

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NCAP President Stefan Broadziak said in the test results that if we had not done this test, we would not have known about the weak security features of Fiat Argo / Cronos. The Fiat Argo / Chronos will protect not only its customers, but also the number of people on the road with this type of vehicle. This Fiat car has been added to the list that is not safe in terms of driver safety. We urge Fiat to move to a safer vehicle. On the other hand, we are surprised by the results of the Volkswagen Taus, said the NCAP president. This level of protection is expected to be offered across all models of the brand.

During the Global NCAP crash test, the Volkswagen Toussack Compact SUV was tested with 6 airbags for frontal impact, side effects, pole impact, whiplash and pedestrian safety. Stability control systems and brake assist systems have also been tested. It received a 5 star rating in this test.

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On the other hand, during the Global NCAP crash test, the Fiat Argo (Chronos) variant was used which got 2 frontal airbags. The crash test scored 24.37 percent for adult safety, 9.91 percent for child safety, 36.91 percent for pedestrian safety, and 6.98 percent for risky road user scores and safety assistance scores.

How is the crash tested?

Almost all companies do NCAP car crash tests. A dummy is used in the car for this test. This dummy is made like a human. During the test, the vehicle is hit by a solid object at a certain speed. At this time 4 to 5 dummies were used in the car. There is a baby dummy in the back seat. It is fixed on the child safety seat. Rating is based on whether the car’s airbags worked after the crash test and how much damage was done to the dummy.

This car was a ‘hit’ in terms of safety.

Tata Nexon

In terms of safety, Tata Nexon has also been given a 5 star rating. Prices range from Rs 7.28 lakh to Rs 13.2 lakh (ex-showroom). It is the first car in India to be given a 5 star rating.

XUV700

Mahindra’s XUV700 received a 5-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP) gave it a 5-star rating for adult safety and a 4-star rating for child safety.

Tata Punch

In terms of safety, Tata Punch also got 5 star rating. The car got 16.45 points out of 17. Prices start at Rs 5.49 lakh and go up to Rs 9.39 lakh

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