SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) has come to the rescue of Maruti Suzuki and Nissan India following the two companies’ recent failure at the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests. The Indian-made Swift and Datsun GO failed the test miserably and this was not the first time that Indian cars had fared badly in global tests. In the previous round of crash tests, the Tata Nano, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Ford Figo, and VW Polo had also not made the Indian companies/subsidiaries proud.
According to a report on indiatimes.com, Vishnu Mathur, SIAM’s Director General has referred to Global NCAP’s verdict as an act of ‘scaremongering’ though he did not say ‘why’ it would do that. Mathur also said that every country has its own safety requirements and the Indian cars are meeting the safety norms set by our government.