NCAP Testing Revelation: Maruti Swift Fails in Safety Test

Maruti Swift is one such model which is the most bought after WagonR in the country. But when it comes to its safety, it gets only 0 ratings.
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Image Credit: ANI news

Maruti Swift is one such model which is the most bought after WagonR in the country. But when it comes to its safety, it gets only 0 ratings. This rating shows how safe someone will be when travelling with family.

In fact, the Suzuki Swift has been crash-tested by the Global Car Safety Agency New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), in which the Swift car has got a zero star rating. The car received a 15.53% rating for adult occupant protection, while it received a 0% rating for child occupant protection.

The car scored a good 66% for pedestrian safety. At the same time, in the case of the Security Assistance System, a 7% rating was received.

Know about the two parameters related to the safety of the car

Parameter No.1: Rating Crash Tests

Almost all the cars sold in India are crash tested by Global Car Safety Agency Global NCAP. A car is given a safety rating after crash tests on different scales. A dummy is used in the car for the crash test. This dummy is made like a human.

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Image Credit: Shifting Gears

During the test, the vehicle is hit with a hard object at a fixed speed. During this 4 to 5 dummies are used in the car. There is a baby dummy in the back seat. It is fixed on the child safety seat. After the crash test, the rating is given on the basis of whether the airbags of the car worked or not, how much damage was done to the dummy.

Parameter No. 2: Safety Features of the Car

Other safety features like an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, rear camera, tire pressure monitoring system, auto door lock/unlock, wearable lock/unlock, daytime running lights, rear defogger and Wipers, reverse parking sensors, day/night mirrors and fog lamps are included.

Meaning of getting a star

5 Star- Overall good performance in crash safety in the car.

4 Star- Accident avoidance technology is available.

3 stars- Average safety, this rating is given when there is no accident avoidance technology.

2 stars- Car has nominal safety, lack of accident prevention technology.

1 star- Having marginal crash protection.

0 Star- No Crash Protection of any kind.

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