Recently, the Latin NCAP tested the made in India Maruti Swift and surprisingly it scored 0 stars overall. That Suzuki Swift that was tested at the Latin NCAP facility was sold in Latin America. With the Swift, the crash test facility also tested the new Renault Duster which again scored 0 stars. Coming back to the swift, there were various factors of the poor score. Let’s have a look one by one.
Suzuki Swift Crash Test Rating
When it comes to the crash test, Maruti Suzuki as a company is not the one that comes on top. That said, Suzuki Swift is sold in the Latin American region is either made in India or Japan. But we aren’t sure about the birthplace of the Swift tested here.
Talking about the rating in detail, this Suzuki Swift scored:
- 16% In Adult Occupancy
- 0% in Child Occupancy
- 66% in Pedestrian and vulnerable road users
- 7% in Safety assist systems
Reasons for poor crash test rating
This is why Suzuki Swift received a null score.
- To begin with, the Swift has got really poor side impact protection.
- Next, a door opened during the crash test further unsettling the overall trash test score of this hatchback.
- Talking things a little above was low whiplash score which was because of the lack of UN32 in the rear impact test.
- Moreover, the car also doesn’t get side curtain airbags as standard, which exclaims the acute side head protection.
The Equipment List
The Swift tested was the base trim and had standard features like,
- Dual front airbags
- Belt pre-tensioners
- Belt load limiters
- seat belt reminder
whereas features like side curtain airbags, side chest airbags and ECS were offered as an option. But a thing to note is that the one sold in Europe comes with 6 airbags and ESC as standard. Also, the European model Suzuki Swift managed to score a 3-star rating for the base variant. Whereas the Swift with the optional safety pack scores 4 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test rating.
Maruti Suzuki Swift in India
One of the popular hatchbacks in India, Maruti Suzuki Swift has been tested for safety by Global NCAP multiple times. First in 2014 when this hatchback scored 0 stars. But this is where the airbags and other electronic aids were not standard in the Swift’s range.
Later in 2018, the new Maruti Swift was tested, which scored a decent 2-star rating in the global NCAP.
Let us know in the comment section, what do you think of the Maruti Swift, should we consider, anything above safety? Let us know in the comment section below.
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