The Tata Nano Is Appallingly Horrific In A Head On CrashThe Nano, the world's cheapest car, is perhaps unsurprisingly terrible at protecting passengers in a head-on crash. In these frontal tests conducted at 64 km/hr (roughly 40 mph), the Nano scored no stars out of 5 for occupant protection. It, along with the Hyundai i10 and Suzuki Alto 800, earned the following remarks:
... the vehicle structures proved inadequate and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to the occupants. The extent of the structural weaknesses in these models were such that fitting airbags would not be effective in reducing the risk of serious injury.