Maruti Swift Safety Rating from Global NCAP - Full Details
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Maruti Swift Safety Rating from Global NCAP – Full Details

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The latest generation Maruti Swift has scored a rather dismal 2-star safety rating in the crash tests by Global NCAP. The crash test agency tested the entry-level LXI trim that comes with dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts and ABS. The hatchback scored 2 stars in both adult and child occupant categories. 

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Maruti Swift Safety Rating

As per Global NCAP, the low safety rating of Maruti Swift is due to the high compression experienced on the chest area of the driver. Other reasons for the low score include an unstable structure and poor protection to the driver’s feet due to displacement of the pedals. The low score in the child occupant protection category has been explained by the forward facing positioning of the 18 month old dummy in the child seat having only low protection. A low protection was offered even to the chest of the 3 year old dummy. 

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The latest Maruti Swift safety rating was declared merely weeks after the Brezza scored a robust 4-star score in the crash test. Compared to the last-generation model, the latest Swift comes with two standard airbags and I-size approved anchorage points for the child restraint system. The Indian version could not perform as well as the European model. The car sold abroad not only fared better in the front crash test but even offers more features like side and curtain airbags along with Electronic Stability Control. These features, while being standard on the European model, aren’t even offered as an option on any of the variants. Here is what the Global NCAP had to say about the safety rating of the Maruti Swift-

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Global NCAP on Maruti Swift Safety Rating

ADULT OCCUPANT: The protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver chest showed weak protection while passenger chest showed adequate protection. Driver’s knees showed marginal protection and passengers’ knees good and adequate protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfasciatube. The bodyshellwas rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. The car offers standard SBR for driver but it does not meet the minimum requirements.

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CHILD OCCUPANT: The child seat for the 3 year old was installed FWF with ISOFIX and top tether and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact while it offered good protection and marginal protection to the chest. The 18 month old CRs was installed with ISOFIX and top tether forward facing which explains the loss of head points, it showed poor protection for the head and chest. The recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. The vehicle offers standard ISOFIX and top tether anchorages in the 2 outboard rear seats and does not offer 3 point belts in all seating positions.

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Commenting on the crash test for the Maruti Swift, David Ward, Global NCAP Secretary General said: “The latest version of the Swift sold in India has improved and it is good to see dual airbags as standard. This confirms the beneficial effect of the Indian government’s new crash test regulations. But the performance of the Swift sold in Europe and Japan shows that a better safety performance is still possible so Global NCAP would like to see Maruti Suzuki aim higher.” 

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Alejandro Furas, Global NCAP Technical Director said: “Maruti Suzuki proved with the Brezza that they can produce locally models with high safety performance. They should do the same with the Swift and at least make it available in the model range added safety features available as standard in the European and Japanese version”.

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