Despite Being Made in India, the Suzuki Swift Fails to Receive a Star in the Latin NCAP

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India-made Suzuki Swift scores zero stars in Latin NCAP

Suzuki Swift produced in India received a zero-star safety rating from the Latin New Car Assessment Program. Earlier this year, Global NCAP had awarded a two-star safety rating to the Swift hatchback in India. Now, Latin NCAP has tested the base model of the Suzuki Swift sold in Latin America. With this model’s base variant, you get two airbags, ABS, and ISOFIX. 

Vehicle protection for adult occupants scored 15.53 per cent (6.21 points), while the child occupant protection rating was zero (zero points). A pedestrian protection score of 66.7 percent (31.71 points) was also achieved by the vehicle, while safety assistance scores were 6.98 percent (three points). 

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Suzuki Swift gave good head and neck protection to the driver and the passenger during a frontal collision, according to Latin NCAP. Although the findings showed that neither the driver nor the passenger had adequate chest protection and the knee protection was marginal. Due to the asymmetries, the footwell area may be unstable.

NCAP Global and NCAP Latino give different ratings for car safety for the same model year due to different testing standards. Latin NCAP tests the cars by putting them through a series of compressive tests, which include side pole impact tests and side-impact tests into deformable barriers. Cars are tested for side-to-side offset crashes in Global NCAP.

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