The Suzuki Jimny Euro NCAP crash results are out. This car has been at the center of attention for some time now. It gets a Euro NCAP crash test score of just 3 stars. This is less than the likes of the Tata Nexon. The variant test was fully loaded with safety features. It comes with dual front airbags, side airbags, ABS, Lane Assist System, AEB, ISOFIX mounts, and seatbelt pre-tensioners.
Suzuki Jimny Euro NCAP crash test highlights
Adult occupant protection gets a 73% score. Also, it gets 84% in child occupant protection. Safety assist score stands at 50% and vulnerable road users score comes in at 52%. Euro NCAP also explicitly mentioned that driver the side airbag had insufficient pressure and hence the head had contact with the steering wheel. Insufficient pressure does not let the airbag to deploy as intended.
The cabin in the front door pillar region was extremely deformed in the frontal offset impact test. Hence a penalty has been levied on the score of driver’s torso. Impact protection for rear passengers was also rated as weak while tests on the front seat headrests showed marginal protection in case of a whiplash due to a rear impact. Knee protection is decent but the dashboard and instrument cluster posed a risk of injury to occupants.
The Suzuki Jimny comes with many safety features like driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, knee airbags, ABS+EBD, traction control, lane assist system, speed alert, AEB, and a seatbelt reminder system. It still scored just 50% score in safety assist. This is mainly because of poor lane assist system. Also, the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) failed to work efficiently under low visibility conditions. These safety concerns led to a poor safety assist score.
The Suzuki Jimny does not do well with vulnerable road users too. This is mainly due to the rigid windscreen pillars. It scored just 52% in this department.
Suzuki has not officially revealed any plans for launching the Jimny in India. Will the lower crash score lessen the hype around the car or deter prospective buyers? Probably not. People tend to prefer cars or vehicles that suit more to their lifestyle and the Jimny will definitely sell well in a market like India.
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