How safe are Indian cars?

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Maruti S-Presso

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Hyundai i10

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^ Mahindra KUV100 would like a word

It's well known that most Indian consumers don't give a rat's ass about safety. They would rather have some chrome plastered on the back than an extra airbag

The new i20 starts at £19,000 in the UK and less than half of that in India, some of that difference has to come at the expense of safety
 


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This is the reason for it

 

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Maruti runs like a lala company in India when it comes to meeting safety regulations. Their primary excuse is that we meet the desi standards. And I imagine Indian government be like... safety standards are a western phenomenon.
Maruti said that such issues “cannot be left to the opinion of any self-proclaimed party.”
Around 6 years ago, the default top end model of i10 Grand Petrol did not have dual air bags. They had an extra 'option' version that added the passenger side bag. Had to pay more to get that. Things have changed a lot now I imagine. Still kind of amazing that it's Tata and Mahindra making safe cars instead of Maruti.
 


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Pretty surprised and disappointed to see Grand i10 NIOS getting 2 stars, NGL. Although I don't like Tata cars' driving experience, I think they're a better option nowadays.

I don't think we can really drive the UK versions of these cars in India. We'll not be able to stay sane when anyone scratches our i20 that costs 18 lacs. Road rage kafi badh jayegi. I can feel it already while thinking about it.
 

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Kuch saalon mei you would have to pay 10 lacs for the i10 top model.
Lol we already do they call it the Nios.