In the first set of #SaferCarsForIndia results for 2017, Global NCAP has released the scores for crash tests conducted on the Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan. The car is fitted with double airbags as standard, and scored three stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child protection.
The protection offered to the heads and necks of the driver and passenger was good thanks to the airbag. However, the chest of the driver had weak protection while the chest of the passenger had marginal protection. The car lost out on a higher star rating due to factors such as not having any Isofix anchorage points for child seats and no seat belt pre-tensioners.
Rohit Baluja, President of the Institute of Road Traffic Education said: Statistics by the Government of India reveal that speed is the causative factor of deaths of over 64,000 people in road crashes every year, and that in 2015, over 63% of the 1,46,000 road crash fatalities occurred on national and state highways. In 2014, our first year of Indian testing, the Ford Figo scored zero stars, but this year it has scored three. Ford has demonstrated that progress is possible and importantly, this progress will save lives in India.