Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has drawn flak in current instances for flunking the International NCAP crash check with zero-start ranking. The report has triggered debate how secure are a number of the Indian automobiles accessible at the moment out there.
Maruti S-Presso’s dismal present on the Global NCAP crash test additionally triggered a Twitter banter between the carmaker and Tata Motors, who boast of at the least 6 automobiles within the checklist of top 10 safest cars in India.
Nonetheless, Suzuki Auto South Africa allayed any security issues within the S-Presso automobiles accessible within the African nation. It cited a current report by a publication the place Suzuki Auto South Africa’s nationwide model supervisor Brendon Carpenter claimed the Suzuki S-Presso accessible there may be safer than the Indian spec mannequin which was examined by the International NCAP.
He was quoted saying, “The mannequin that was used within the crash check is an Indian-specced mannequin that’s constructed completely for the Indian market. That individual mannequin solely options an airbag on the motive force’s facet and it additionally doesn’t have entrance seatbelts that characteristic pre-tensioners with load limiters.”
Carpenter additionally stated, “In South Africa, a driver and passenger airbag are normal throughout the S-Presso vary, together with entrance seatbelts that embrace pre-tensioners with load limiters. The extra airbag and seatbelt enhancements make the native mannequin a a lot safer car. The S-Presso affords good worth, however not on the expense of security.”
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso had did not earn any stars within the newest spherical of security scores’ check carried out by International NCAP. S-Presso did not impress when examined for grownup occupant safety, primarily as a result of it solely will get a driver-side airbag as normal. Airbags and the safety they provide are an necessary a part of how a automotive performs within the exams carried out by International NCAP. As such, the dummies positioned contained in the S-Presso had been discovered with important affect to the neck and chest areas.
“Driver’s chest confirmed poor safety and passenger’s chest confirmed weak safety. Driver’s knees confirmed marginal safety as they may affect with harmful constructions behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube whereas passenger’s knees confirmed good safety,” the check report learn.
The check outcomes additional famous that entrance seatbelts would not have pretensioners and the rear center occupant doesn’t get a three-point seatbelt. There may be additionally no ISOFIX anchorages for the Baby Restraint Methods (CRS).