There is a saying that Maruti Suzuki cars are not safe. We are not here to defend the largest carmaker in the country but instead talk some numbers. Global NCAP is a trustworthy source due to the crash testing they perform on the cars. So, today, we’ll be taking a look at the cars from Maruti Suzuki vs the cars they tell you not to worry about. Let’s get started!
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Kia Seltos
Recently, Global NCAP tested the Indian-spec Kia Seltos. The results have been disappointing for sure as the same car with different specs scored a 5-star rating at the ANCAP. Let’s keep this topic for some other time. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which cost about ₹12 lakhs for the top-spec variant is the segment’s best-seller. And, I am happy that Kia Seltos, even though being feature-packed, lacks behind the Brezza.
Why, you ask? The Vitara Brezza scored a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP where the Kia Seltos was able to manage a 3-star rating. You will be surprised to know that a car that cost more than ₹20 lakhs has UNSTABLE structural integrity. On the other hand, Brezza was able to withstand further loading after the test, making the structure stable.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga vs Kia Seltos
Again Kia Seltos, and this time it’s up against the best selling MPV from Maruti, the Ertiga. Ertiga has scored 9.25 points for the adult occupancy while Seltos scored 8.03 out of 17 points. This gets more interesting for child occupancy. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was able to score a 3-star rating while scoring a 25.16 out of 49. Kia Seltos scored a 2-star rating for the same while scoring a 2-star rating. Your child is safer in the Ertiga when compared to the Seltos, the score says so.
Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
People tend to lean towards Hyundai when it comes to safety. But this is not true in this case. The adult occupancy is marginally better in the Swift but when it comes to child occupancy, Swift wins over Grand i10 Nios by 1.23 points. Both the cars are unsafe when compared to the Tata Tiago, but if you have to choose from the two, now you know which is the better option.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Hyundai Santro
If you have to choose from the two, I would recommend you go for the Maruti Suzuki WagonR. Why? Well, the difference between the adult occupancy rating is marginal but the child occupancy is likely to be safer in the WagonR.
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Now, I am not defending Maruti Suzuki, as I said earlier. But people calling Maruti Suzuki tin cans while the cars from the same segment with lower safety levels pass by is not justified. The case of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Kia Seltos shows that spending extra money won’t ensure safety. It’s time for us to reconsider and see for ourselves before blaming a single company to make Indian roads unsafe. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Are Maruti Suzuki cars only responsible for safety on the Indian roads?