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New Maruti Swift Crash Test Results: Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) has revealed the crash test results for the new Maruti Swift. The new Maruti Swift has scored a lowly two-star rating in the latest crash test conducted by Global NCAP.
The new Maruti Swift has scored a two-star safety rating for both adult occupant protection category and child occupant protection category. The popular hatchback scored such a low rating due to the poor protection for the driver and unstable structure during the crash.
Global NCAP stated that the new Maruti Swift scored only two-stars in adult occupant protection due to high compression to the drive chest, poor protection for the feet because of pedal displacement on the driver's side and unstable structure. We had also reported about the Euro NCAP and A-NCAP crash test results of the global-spec Swift.
The report also stated that the new Swift provided insufficient protection for the forward facing 18-month-old dummy. The crash test revealed that there is a danger to the chest of the 3-year-old crash test dummy. The new Maruti Swift comes with dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. But still, the hatchback managed to score only two-star safety rating.
Global NCAP had also tested the second-gen Maruti Swift in 2014. The second-gen Swift scored a poor zero-star rating due to the absence of airbags and ISOFIX child seat mounts. In that regard, the new Swift has improved a bit in terms of safety. But Global NCAP states that the India-spec model performed poorly as compared to the model sold in Europe.
The crash test report also added that the new Swift performed poorly in the frontal crash test. The India-spec model does not get curtain airbags and electronic stability control that are standard in the Euro-spec model. Previously, Global NCAP tested the Maruti Vitara Brezza and it performed really well to score a four-star rating.
Secretary General of Global NCAP, David Ward 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."
Thoughts On The Ne Maruti Swift Crash Test Results
The new Maruti Swift has scored a poor two-star safety rating the in the latest Global NCAP crash tests. But still, it is an improvement from the second-gen model as the new Swift comes with dual airbags and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. Maruti Suzuki has to work on improving the structure of the Swift to withstand heavy impact during the frontal crash.