Current European front and side impact crash standards met

The Tata Nano has passed current European front and side impact standard crash tests.

The £1800 economy car was subjected to tests at the MIRA test centre last week under the supervision of an inspector from Britain’s Vehicle Certification Authority.

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The tests were witnessed by several journalists, including Autocar’s Steve Cropley.

The crash tests included a 40 per cent offset and a 56km/h (35mph) frontal impact and are tougher than those that exist in India - currently the Nano’s only market - but they are due to be adopted in India in three years’ time.

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By that time Tata aims to have 'Westernised' versions of the Nano ready for sale in both Europe and the US.

It intends to subject these cars to the NCAP testing, and is confident of a four-star rating.

Tata bosses are “delighted but not surprised” about the Nano’s successful crash tests at MIRA.

“We’ve conducted these tests in India already,” said Dr Clive Hickman, Tata’s head of engineering, “so we knew the car would pass. But it’s still a great moment.”

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Our Verdict

Tata Nano
The diminutive Nano is as short and narrow as an original Mini

Cheap and undeniably cheerful. Unbelievable value, if only you could buy one in the UK.

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20 February 2013

This is really horrible Tata Nano one of the smallest car from Tata car family the most economic car and also quite affordable. But here we can found a worst crash of this car. Basically car crashes are mostly happen in highways due to lack of various issues such as lack of driving skills, speed factors and many other; therefore from these factors here we can found a severe fatal crash of a Tata Nano car.

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