Maruti Suzuki launched the new 2018 Swift in the Indian market in February this year. The new second-gen avatar of the hatchback has been selling like hot cakes in India. The new Swift is based on a new lighter platform and gets an all-new design language.
Now, the crash test results for the Euro NCAP and A-NCAP (Australia) for the new Swift has been released. The Australian-spec Swift is similar to the India-spec model The new Swift scored three stars and five stars rating in the crash test.
The new Swift equipped with dual airbags, curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC and a seat belt reminder scored three stars. Another variant of the Swift with safety features such as Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system and Lane Support System (LSS) scored a commendable five-star rating.
Unfortunately, the India-spec Swift does not get any of these safety features even as an option. But the variant that scored three stars is quite similar to the Indian model.
Euro NCAP has announced new Maruti Swift crash test results. The next-generation Maruti Swift was put to the test with the safety pack and without the safety pack.
While the new Maruti Swift with safety pack scored four stars, the model without the safety pack scored three stars.
The new Maruti Swift with the safety pack was found that the passenger compartment of the Swift remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger.
In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of both for the driver and the rear seat passenger's chest was minimal. The hatchback scored maximum points in both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, with good protection of all critical body regions.
The tests on the front seats and head restraints of the new Swift demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in case of a rear-end crash. But, a geometric assessment of the rear seats showed poor whiplash protection for occupants in those seating positions.
The Suzuki Swift has 'Radar Brake Support' option pack, in which autonomous emergency braking is available. The system operates at the low speeds, ideal for city driving, at which many whiplash injuries are caused and, the system performed adequately, in tests of this functionality.
As for the new Swift without the safety pack, the hatchback scored three stars. The passenger compartment of the Swift remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger as well.
The only difference is that the new Swift with the autonomous emergency braking feature scored four stars and the model without the autonomous emergency braking feature scored three stars.
Watch the above video of the new Maruti Swift crash tests by Euro NCAP.