Maruti Suzuki Swift came up with low protection for driver’s chest and feet along with an unstable structure.
Maruti Suzuki Swift might boast about the high strength of the Suzuki HEARTECT platform, but the widely popular hatchback has disappointingly scored only two-star in Global NCAP crash test. Such a low score is attributed to the high compression for the driver’s chest, poor protection for driver’s feet and an unstable structure. The result comes right after few days when the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza got four-star rating from Global NCAP.
The new generation Maruti Suzuki Swift that was launched in India couple of months back comes with a wide range of safety features that include dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. Apart from that, it also gets ABS, EBD etc. However, the structure spoiled the scenario for the car along with poor performance in some other parameters.
The India-spec Maruti Suzuki Swift underperformed in frontal crash test and it offers less safety features compared to the Japan and European market-spec model that gets side body and curtain airbags along with Electronic Stability Control as standard. No wonder, the new generation Swift comes with better safety compared to its predecessors, but the latest crash test result shows it needs more improvement, which we hope the brand starts working on soon.
Swift has been a very popular car in Indian market for quite long time. The New generation model came with a redesigned appearance coupled with high quality new features adding premiumness to the hatchback. Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, the new Swift gets both manual and AMT options.