General Motors India’s multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) Chevrolet Enjoy failed in the crash or collision test of the ‘New Car Assessment Program’ NCAP. According to Britain’s Global NCAP, the original version of Enjoy is sold without airbags. In view of the safety of the adult sitting, this vehicle earned disappointing zero marks.
The car scored two stars for children’s safety in the back seat. After the crash test, the Global NCAP said that due to lack of an airbag in this model and its weak structural performance, the driver would be fatally injured in an accident.
GM India sells Chevrolet Enjoy in India at a showroom price range of Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 7.3 lakh in Delhi.
Global NCAP General Secretary David Ward said in the statement, “We are very concerned about the bad results of Chevrolet Enjoy. Zero Star Safety rating is quite embarrassing for GM. They are selling car to Indian customers in which the safety of the driver is extremely low.
GM India spokesperson informed PTI that the company is involved in road safety targets across the globe. It also includes better vehicle safety criteria. The spokesman said that GM has made airbags available in the Enjoy model as an alternative device in India,.
On the other hand, Ford’s compact sedan Aspire comes with two airbags. Aspire scored three stars in adult protection and two stars in the safety of the children.
David Ward added to his statement that scoring 3 stars for Ford depicts that the basic facility of safety & security can be achieved as per the market standard in the Indian automobile market.