The Global NCAP has published the crash test result of the Maruti Suzuki Swift as a part of the “Safe Cars For India” campaign. The Maruti Suzuki Swift manages to obtain only two stars for child occupant protection and two stars for adult occupant protection. The Maruti Suzuki Swift comes equipped with dual air bags and ISOFIX child seat anchorages yet it gets low score in the Global NCAP crash test. The Global NCAP said, “The two star result for adult occupants is due to high compression to the driver chest, unstable structure and poor protection for the feet explained by pedal displacement on the driver side.”

Maruti Suzuki Swift Scores Unsatisfactory In The Global NCAP Crash Test Image Source - Autocar
Maruti Suzuki Swift Scores Unsatisfactory In The Global NCAP Crash Test
Image Source – Autocar

Considering the 2014 model which scored zero in the global NCAP crash test, the current model has improved in safety features with the equipment of  the two air bags and ISOFIX anchorages but yet the Maruti Suzuki Swift is not much safe car as exposed by the crash tests. The Maruti Suzuki Swift provides good protection to the head and neck but the protection for the chest and the knee are cosiderable lesser.“However comparing it to its twin model for the European market, the Indian version underperformed in the frontal crash test and is offering less safety features like side body and curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) that are standard for Europe, in India are not even optional.”

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Maruti Suzuki Swift Scores Unsatisfactory In The Global NCAP Crash Test Image Source - Autocar
Maruti Suzuki Swift Scores Unsatisfactory In The Global NCAP Crash Test
Image Source – Autocar

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.”

Maruti Suzuki Swift Scores Unsatisfactory In The Global NCAP Crash Test Image Source - Autocar
Maruti Suzuki Swift Scores Unsatisfactory In The Global NCAP Crash Test
Image Source – Autocar

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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