The Jetta had braked hard to avoid a moronic two-wheeler rider, who decided to take a turn without flashing his indicators. While the Jetta driver managed to avoid the two-wheeler, he was rear-ended by a Baleno.
What happened after the collision was something worth seeing and a shrine to the solidity of German engineering.
The rear end of the Jetta had barely moved with only a bit of the rear bumper getting deformed, while the front end of the Maruti looked like it had been in a fight with a MMA bruiser.
The front end of the Baleno had been pushed inwards and the front grille was at a rather unnatural angle. The bonnet of the Baleno looked like a folded piece of paper, that had been balled up.
Thankfully, the Baleno's occupants survived thanks to the airbags, which were forced to deploy due to the impact.
Whichever way you look at it, it would seem that Maruti does need to rethink what it feels is safe with regards to its quality control. On the other hand, buying a Volkswagen, despite the damning Diesel Gate fiasco, is still quite a 'safe' bet.