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.

Watch the Tata Nano crash test on video here

See the Tata Nano crash test image gallery

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.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk

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.”

See all the latest Tata reviews, news and video

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.

Join the debate

Comments
1

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.

Richmond personal injury attorney

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • First Drive
    2 May 2016
    There's lots of work yet to be done, but the Aston Martin DB11's hardware has been signed-off. To experience it, we've driven a prototype
  • First Drive
    1 May 2016
    If you like Minis, going quickly and basking in the sun, then you're in luck; we've driven Mini's new John Cooper Works Convertible on foreign roads
  • Lotus Elise Cup 250
    First Drive
    29 April 2016
    The fastest, most track-focused and most expensive Elise ever made. It's simple, raw and immersive
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S
    First Drive
    27 April 2016
    Slick looks, open-top fun and 911 handling sound brilliant, but the Targa has historically trailed the Coupé. How does the new model fare on UK roads?
  • Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d
    First Drive
    26 April 2016
    Jaguar's debut SUV wowed us abroad, but does it still impress as much here on the UK's roads?