Made In India Maruti Cars Are Least Secured; Gets 0 Star In Latin NCAP Crash Tests
Maruti Suzuki’s Swift has been awarded a big fat zero by the Latin New Car Assessment Programme or Latin NCAP. The car was crash-tested by the automobile safety assessment programme.
In 2014, the Maruti Suzuki Swift had scored a zero-star safety rating in the Global Ncap crash test.
Read on to find out the scores awarded to the car by the Latin NCAP.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Given Zero In Crash Test By Latin NCAP
The Suzuki Swift that has been given the zero star rating is Made in India, manufactured at Suzuki’s Suzuki Motor Gujarat manufacturing facility.
Apparently, the Swift that is sold in Europe comes with 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard, while the model in Latin America is not offered with side body and head airbags and ESC as standard.
As per Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Latin NCAP, “Basic vehicle safety, which is standard in mature economies markets, is a right that Latin American consumers should claim without having to pay extra for them.”
He said that these safety features act like vaccines for road traffic injuries and fatalities. These features must be given to the customers as it is their right to receive the same vaccine supplies anywhere else without having to pay more for it.
Maruti Suzuki Swift’s Latin NCAP Scores Explained
As per reports, the car has received a 15.53 percent rating for adult occupant protection, while the same for child occupant protection was 0 per cent. It received 66% for Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Track Users, whereas the rating went down to 7 percent for Security Assistance Systems.
There has been no official response from the Japanese carmaker yet.
The report by the Latin NCAP explains the zero star result, which is because of the poor side impact protection and an open door during the test. The car also didn’t get a good whiplash score because of the lack of UN32 prove for the rear impact test, lack of standard side head protection airbags, lack of standard ESC and the decision of Suzuki not recommending CRS for the test.
The car also did not meet the Regulation UN95 requirements due to door opening.