Wanted to share my views on the so called safety issue for GO.
I can understand it doesn’t have any ABS
/airbag. But Nissan have launched it for the Middleclass average families. I am also looking for a new car but just to tell that the cheapest Safe car is Nissan Micra Active XVS version comes for 5.6 Lac on road in Pune. Do you think simple average earning Person can afford it ? NO .
For a middle class person upgrading from Bike to Car, person needs a simple, easy to drive, low maintenance cost car. In my society/ surroundings, I see many people/families struggling with their daily needs loaded on their 2wheelers. These people need a cheap car. That why Alto is sekking with 20K+ count every month. Add to it WagonR 15K+, EON with 6K+ count each month.
When we talk of safety ,I would want to know how much these models are safe Alto 800, k10, Wagon R, eon ? Even Swift have failed in crash test; K10 was failed with 0 rating some times back. Then no body wrote letter to MS asking to withdraw such brands. The Indian market is a mix of different type of people from different background. Majority of people’s don’t even know ABS
/airbag. When I talked to Sales person for WagonR ABS
model, he was surprised. He told me that people are not interested in buying fully loaded Vxi model, who cares for ABS
here. Lxi-CNG is most sought after. People think about petrol price and runnig cost as well .
Even in my office, More than 75% cars are without ABS
. 65 % of total comprises of Alto, Santro, WagonR, EON, i10 which are no way safe cars.
The situation will change once Govt amends the Motor bill which is as old as M800 (26 years).
Till then Car Makers will keep on making cars for all; People would be buying as per their pocket.
GO is a very competent product and given the price range, its gives us the competent features. Sales are low due to less number of Nissan dealership and marketing as well.
I don’t see any issue otherwise. Its perfect replacement for Santro car.