Euro NCAP celebrated 20 years of crash tests in the only way it knows by releasing another crash test video comparing how much safety standards have advanced since it first started crash testing cars.
The video shows a 1997 Rover 100 in a 64kph offset frontal impact test. The Rover 100 fails quite badly, seriously injuring the driver. It also shows the latest Honda Jazz undergoing the same test, which it passes with flying colours
"Wherever you were sitting in the Rover 100 it was bad news," said Matthew Avery of Thatcham Research, one of Euro NCAP's crash test centres. "In a head-on crash at 64kph, you definitely do not walk away." The occupants of the Honda Jazz on the other hand, are likely to have walked away from the same crash with just some bruising.
Click on the video below to see the proof for yourself.
The previous Maruti Suzuki Swift scored 5 stars on the Euro NCAP test and the new generation Swift is expected to do as well as its predecessor. Click on the photo gallery of the 2017 Maruti Swift to view the latest images of the India-bound car.