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WagonR, Santro fare poorly in Global NCAP crash test, score two stars

Both the WagonR and Santro offer only a driver frontal airbag as standard

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Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
The entry-level variants of Made in India models from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor and Datsun score poorly in the latest round of crash testing conducted by Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), a UK-based not-for-profit entity.

 It says there is ample scope for improving safety in these models. India has one of the largest number of road collisions in the world. The official count of accidents on the roads in 2018 was 461,000. That's an hourly average of about 53 or nearly one every second.

While the WagonR and Ertiga received two stars and three stars out of five, respectively, the Santro

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 9:27 PM IST

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