The Maruti Suzuki was praised recently for its Vitara Brezza, 4-star building, the NCAP latest Global crash test score for the Swift was truly shocking.
The latest car launched all new in India is the Maruti Suzuki Swift and received 2- stars shocking score in the protection areas, child and adult. This is because the frontal crash test when conducted by Global NCAP did not give good results. This was an improvement done on the 2014 model and it just got 0 stars in similar test and now also is not reassuring in any way.
The Swift features dual-airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, anchorage points for child-restraint and ABS as standard, very much same as the Vitara Brezza. The score was lessen than the crossover brethren and more over the alarming point of revelation was having the unstable bodyshell.
In the frontal impact of the Swift, the driver did worse, though the dummy’s head during the crash was protected by the airbag as mentioned. The dangerous structures presence behind the dashboard offered the support by the Tranfascia tube and the pedal displacement was significant with harsher impacts on the feet and knees of the drivers that it resulted in having the safety rating for the adults to be low. There is no doubt that the Swift did badly even with respect to the safety ratings of the child. The 2 stars scoring rating was given because the child seat anchor points had ISOFIX as dedicated.
Now, this has stirred a query in the minds of many people that do Maruti make unsafe cars? Moreover, seeing these results is disheartening as Swift is considered to be the latest commendable safest car that is from the hood of the Maruti. Certainly, Maruti harps a lot about its Heartec platform, but the structure has an unstable warning in the conducted test at a 64kmph crash test putting to more questions of doubts than claims.
Global NCAP has noted that the versions of the European and Japanese countries of the same car Swift have fared really better than the India-made Swift. The European version acquired 3-stars for the standard model and 4-stars for the model with safety pack equipped in the rigorous Euro-NCAP tests. However, the Japanese variant earned in the JNCAP tests5-stars. These cars in the respective tests surely did much better and thanks to the other safety features such as ( ESC)electronic stability control side and curtain airbags , in association with city- braking, the active autonomous safety features.
Nevertheless, the latest test brings the Swift certainly into the limelight in a different way. The tests displayed that the Swift cannot be claimed as a safe car. This competitively priced, well equipped, and really attractive package is tough to recommend. Now, the reaction from Maruti after the results of the crash test are expected and anticipated that Swift will improve and work towards safety measures in overall lineup. Maruti Suzuki will take care of it and this is clearly evident from the Vitara Brezza fact.