the 4 years gap as i mentioned before the testing standard did not change much and the changes like the additional tests or VSC etc were not performed in this test of the swift,
furthermore C-ncap and euro ncap and global ncap are all the same with the same standards not like IIHS of usa which has a entirely different star rating
the most probable scenario supported by facts is that the v2 sold in pakistan as equipped with airbags and pretensioners etc scored 3 stars out of 5(still leaving much to be desired as not 5 star) and pakistani local cars be it swift, wagon r or indian non airbag and other saftey quipement cars like the new swift or hyhundai i10 all score zero stars and the strucutre is also clearly regarded as unstable.
so 3 star v zero star makes it pretty clear and no brainer for safety as far as our market is concerned regardless how good swift and i10 perform when equipped with saftey quipement.
and i disagree about the deal looking too good to be true anology, take for example american cars you can have a fully loaded ford f150 pickup with v8 motor and ventilated seats and satnav for the same price as a middling vauxhall astra or a entry level bmw 1 series in uk or the corvette zr1 which goes as fast as a enzo and has more gagedts and features inside, no longer is the case that amercian build quality is shabby either, so companies with the backing of state can produce good cars at really cheap prices as well. its not a fixed rule.
in the end i am not supporting v2 or local cars or jdms as any further discussion will be outside the scope of this thread, i was only making a objective point supported by facts and reports of safety not what i believe how safe it is because of being Chinese.
in my personal opinion i would given this price range buy none of the cars mentioned in this thread as i have a immense disliking for hatchbacks be it of any kind, whether suzuki or vitz or aqua or bmw 1 series. i prefer saloons so i cant say more on this thread.
i get the point you are trying to make that chinease have a way of getting round regulations and cannot be trusted compared to established brands, but the facts support v2 otherwise and our local models at least have no regulations at all.