Ford Aspire (Trend trim) has scored three and two stars rating for adult and child occupant protection respectively.
General Motors’ Enjoy MPV has failed the latest round of Indian crash testes carried out by Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). The MPV has received a zero star rating in the 64kmph frontal offset collision test for adult passenger protection. The base trim of the car was tested that lacks the basic airbag protection. The poor structural integrity is also one of the major reasons behind its crash test failure. Interestingly, the Chevy Enjoy scored two stars rating for the rear sear child occupants.
Commenting on the Enjoy’s crash test results David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP said, “There is nothing to enjoy about a zero star safety score and GM, should be embarrassed that they are selling cars with such inadequate levels of occupant protection to Indian consumers.”
On the other hand, the Ford Aspire compact sedan has performed well by achieving three stars rating in the frontal crash test. The car’s entry-level Trend trim that comes with dual front airbags (standard) has scored three and two stars rating for adult and child occupant protection respectively. The result proves that there are minimal injury chances when you are driving the Aspire. Both the vehicles have been tested under the first set of #SaferCarsForIndia results for 2017, Global NCAP.
Ward said, “Ford’s three star result shows that basic levels of safety are achievable as standard in the Indian vehicle market. It is also encouraging to see progress in safety compared to the earlier version of the Figo we tested in 2014.”
Just so you know, the Ford Figo hatchback that failed in 2014 crash tests, has managed to score three star rating this year. On the contrary, GM’s made-in-India Chevrolet Beat hatchback had failed a Latin NCAP crash test. This hatch is exported from India as the Spark GT in global markets. In previous year’s Global NCAP, 5 Made-in-India (including Maruti Celerio, Maruti Eeco, Renault Kwid, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon) had scored zero rating.