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News has just broken that five very popular car models in India have failed general crash tests conducted by Global New Car Assessment Program, a UK-based car safety organization.
The five cars in question are the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Renault Kwid, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyudai Eon. All of the five cars were given zero out of five stars for safety after going through the crash test, in which the automobiles crashed into a wall at a speed of 64 km per hour.
On top of that, all of the cars except for the Celerio received a rating of only two stars for child occupant safety.
These are very distressing results. According to officials from Global NCAP, it is very surprising, adding that the organization believes that it’s astounding that manufacturers are developing new models that are completely below standard in terms of safety features.
Responding to the news, Renault said that the Kwid meets all of the current safety norms that are set by the Indian Regulatory Authorities.