A closer look at Global NCAP's Indian car crash tests

The Nano and the Alto 800 are built to a cost, and it shows in the results. In the case of a collision like this, the driver of the Nano would be reduced to pulp, and the driver of the Alto 800 would suffer a similar sort of fate. Both cars received zero stars in the Global NCAP test, and failed to make the grade in the UN test as well. Bodyshell integrity was rated as 'unstable' in both cases for the little Tata and the Maruti.

Watch the Tata Nano being crash-tested here, and the Alto 800 here