Tata goes down with a big bang-rated zero.
Last week, we told you about the poor results for several cars in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. But nothing sold in America- not even the lowest-scoring Honda Fit- could kill you like this Indian Tata Nano. Scoring a perfect zero in Global NCAP testing, this airbag-less car gets crushed like a bug at 39mph. Even at $2,000 in India, its performance is abysmal. Tata's bad news follows its managing director's suicidal leap from the 22nd floor of a Bangkok hotel last week.
Watching this video, it looks like Tata Nano owners might feel a similar crush when they take their cars out on the road. Few may live to actually talk about it.