Maruti launched the all-new Swift earlier this year in India. The mid-size hatchback has become quite famous in the market and is selling well. The new Swift gets an all-new platform, which is lighter yet stronger than the previous generation Swift.
Even though India is yet to get a safety assessment test for vehicles, many international markets have a standard procedure to assess a vehicle’s safety. Here are videos from two different markets that shows the crash test of the 2018 Suzuki Swift. The videos are from Euro NCAP and A-NCAP (Austrailia NCAP).
The vehicle sold in Australia is quite similar to the Indian model. The car gets a 3-star and 5-star rating in the crash test done by A-NCAP. The car variants that get a 3-star rating are equipped with safety features, such as dual airbags, curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC and a seat belt reminder. There is another, better equipped version of the car available in the Australian market that gets a five-star rating. This variant is equipped with Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), an Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system and a Lane Support System (LSS). These features are not available even as optional extras in India. The car variant that has received 3 stars is much closer to the Indian version than any other variants.
The Euro NCAP is much stricter than the A-NCAP. The programme has given the vehicle a 3-star rating out of 5. The Euro-spec cars are much stronger and have a longer list of equipment. The standard safety net in the European version Swift includes dual-front airbags, side airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and a load limiter. The car also offers ISOFIX child seat hooks to ensure the highest level of protection for everyone in the vehicle. The car also comes with AEB. Suzuki also sells an optional safety pack equipped version of the Swift that gets a 4-star rating.