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Maruti Suzuki Swift India-made scores zero stars in Latin NCAP

-Maruti Suzuki Swift got 6.21 points for protecting the adults.

-It got 31.71 points for pedestrian protection

The Indian-made Suzuki Swift has received a zero-star safety rating from the Latin New Car Assessment Program. It should be noted that in 2018, the Swift hatchback sold in India received a two-star safety rating from Global NCAP. On this occasion, NCAP Latin tested the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Swift sold in Latin America. This basic variant has two airbags, ABS and ISOFIX.

Maruti Suzuki Swift scored 15.53 percent (6.21 points) for adult occupant protection Maruti Suzuki Swift scored 15.53 percent (6.21 points) for adult occupant protection

Maruti Suzuki Swift scored 15.53 percent (6.21 points) for adult occupant protection, while child occupant protection was zero percent (zero point). In addition, the car scored 66.9 percent (31.71 points) in pedestrian protection, while in terms of security assistance the car scored 6.98 percent (three points).

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The Latin NCAP revealed that during a frontal collision, the Suzuki Swift provided good head and neck protection for the driver and passenger. However, the results revealed poor chest protection for both the driver and passenger, while there was marginal protection for the knees. The feet area was considered unstable due to the asymmetry.

The difference in vehicle safety rating by Global NCAP and Latin NCAP can be attributed to different test criteria. In Latin NCAP, cars undergo stress tests that include a side crash test and a side impact test on a deformable barrier. While at Global NCAP, the cars undergo a frontal crash test.

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