Well i still stand by my word , i will never look at Nano as a highway car! The car has nothing in the name of safety features and i have seen how flimsy the build of Nano is. I don't recommend Nano only because of safety concerns , nothing else! The car cannot survive a crash!
What is important in a crash is the crumple zones. The car can become debris as long as the passenger compartment is intact. This is where Japanese cars are lacking. The concept of crumple zones didn't exist when the Ambassador & Padmini were designed.
You'll be surprised how many fans there are. I visited Argentina and Brasil just before the Nano launch in India. The people there were eagerly waiting for the car to be launched there.
Virtually every average Indian is using the auto rickshaw without hesitation, which in my books is more of a suicidal action than driving much less safe cars than Nanos. I personally made at least 50 rides in them on my last visit and not only short trips.
Exactly. What about people on scooters without helmets, women in saris sitting sideways on bikes with kids in the hand etc. No one says anything about that. But if the Nano is without airbags and ABS, everyone wants to accuse TATA of killing people.