Maruti Suzuki S-Presso gets ZERO rating in Global NCAP crash test

First Published 13, Nov 2020, 2:35 PM

With engines getting refined, options available in the plenty and open roads becoming much more accessible, the need for speed is obvious. But perhaps, at the same time, more essential now is the need for safety. And going by an assessment by the Global NCAP, Indian carmakers cut a sorry figure when it comes to safety. Here's their assessment of 3 cars made and sold here in India.

<p>With engines getting refined, options available in the plenty and open roads becoming much more accessible, the need for speed is obvious. But perhaps, at the same time, more essential now is the need for safety. And going by an assessment by the Global NCAP, Indian carmakers cut a sorry figure when it comes to safety. Here's their assessment of 3 cars made and sold here in India.</p>

With engines getting refined, options available in the plenty and open roads becoming much more accessible, the need for speed is obvious. But perhaps, at the same time, more essential now is the need for safety. And going by an assessment by the Global NCAP, Indian carmakers cut a sorry figure when it comes to safety. Here's their assessment of 3 cars made and sold here in India.

<p><strong>Maruti Suzuki S-Presso<br />
Body type: 5 Door Mini SUV<br />
Tested at 64 km/h<br />
NCAP rating: </strong>Zero star safety rating in adult occupant protection. It, however, secured 2-stars for child occupant protection.<br />
<strong>NCAP report: </strong>"Driver’s chest showed poor protection and passenger’s chest showed weak protection. Driver’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube while passenger’s knees showed good protection."</p>

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Body type: 5 Door Mini SUV
Tested at 64 km/h
NCAP rating:
Zero star safety rating in adult occupant protection. It, however, secured 2-stars for child occupant protection.
NCAP report: "Driver’s chest showed poor protection and passenger’s chest showed weak protection. Driver’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube while passenger’s knees showed good protection."

<p><strong>Tested model: Hyundai Grand i10 Nios<br />
Body type: 5 Door Hatchback<br />
Tested at 64 km/h</strong><br />
<strong>Safety rating: </strong>Two-star safety rating in adult occupant protection. Another two-stars for child occupant protection.<br />
<strong>NCAP report: </strong>"Driver and passenger’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube."</p>

Tested model: Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Body type: 5 Door Hatchback
Tested at 64 km/h

Safety rating: Two-star safety rating in adult occupant protection. Another two-stars for child occupant protection.
NCAP report: "Driver and passenger’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube."

<p><strong>Tested model: Kia Seltos<br />
Body type: 5 Door SUV<br />
Tested at 64 km/h</strong><br />
<strong>Safety rating:</strong> Three-star safety rating in adult occupant protection. Another two-stars for child occupant protection.<br />
<strong>NCAP report: </strong>"Head protection was adequate for both front passengers as both airbags bottomed out during the crash test. Neck protection for adult occupants was good. Chest protection was good for passenger and marginal for driver."</p>

Tested model: Kia Seltos
Body type: 5 Door SUV
Tested at 64 km/h

Safety rating: Three-star safety rating in adult occupant protection. Another two-stars for child occupant protection.
NCAP report: "Head protection was adequate for both front passengers as both airbags bottomed out during the crash test. Neck protection for adult occupants was good. Chest protection was good for passenger and marginal for driver."