The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Kia Seltos have been examined by the World NCAP
Maruti Suzuki has acquired yet one more zero star score from security watchdog World NCAP, whereas Hyundai has acquired 2 stars, and Kia has achieved a 3 star score. Three made in India fashions have been examined at a crash lab in Germany, and as is protocol, solely base variants have been used. The fashions are the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso mini SUV, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios hatch and the bestselling Kia Seltos compact SUV. The automobiles have been subjected to a frontal offset check that’s carried out at 64 kmph. David Ward, President of the In the direction of Zero Basis, stated, “There is no such thing as a place for zero rated automobiles within the Indian market. It stays an awesome disappointment that an essential producer like Maruti Suzuki doesn’t recognise this.”
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has acquired zero stars for grownup occupant safety. The outcome was predetermined even earlier than the check could possibly be carried out because the S-Presso will get solely a driver-side airbag and never twin airbags as normal. However there was extra that permit it down. The crash check dummies confirmed vital damage to the neck and chest space. The automobile’s construction or physique shell was additionally rated as unstable, as was the entrance footwell space. The entrance seatbelts don’t have pretensioners and the rear center occupant doesn’t get a 3-point seatbelt. The S-Presso does get 2 stars for little one occupant security. However this rating might have dramatically improved if the automobile has ISOFIX little one seat anchors as normal, and if Maruti Suzuki advisable the usage of Youngster Restraint Methods (CRS).
Alejandro Furas, Secretary Normal of World NCAP stated, “It is vitally disappointing that Maruti Suzuki, the producer with the biggest share of the Indian market, presents such low security efficiency for Indian shoppers. Home producers like Mahindra and Tata have demonstrated excessive ranges of security and safety for his or her clients, each attaining 5 star performances. Absolutely it is time for Maruti Suzuki to show this dedication to security for its clients?” carandbike has reached out to Maruti Suzuki India, however has not acquired a response to our queries on the time this report was filed.
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India’s second largest producer has additionally been a poor performer at World NCAP however now the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has acquired a decent 2 star score for grownup occupant safety. Whereas 2 stars will not be worthy of any admiration, it displays some consideration to security – like the usage of twin entrance airbags and entrance seatbelt pretensioners as normal. However right here too the physique shell and footwell space have been deemed unstable. The crash dummies confirmed non-fatal accidents within the decrease half of the physique. However head and neck have been properly protected, whereas chest too was moderately protected.
On little one security the Grand i10 Nios scored 2 stars. The shortage of ISOFIX and refusing to advocate a CRS for the check impacted this rating. World NCAP felt this ‘raised questions in regards to the automobile producer coverage and relevance in direction of little one occupant safety for the Indian market’. The Nios additionally doesn’t have 3-point seatbelts in all positions. Our queries on this outcome have gone unanswered by Hyundai Motor India on the time this report was filed.
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The third automobile examined was the new promoting Kia Seltos. The compact SUV has been a runaway success as Kia’s first mannequin for India. The Seltos has acquired 3 stars for grownup occupant security and a couple of for little one safety. Twin airbags, pretensioners ABS braking being normal helped obtain its good rating. Whereas its physique shell additionally acquired an unstable score, it was borderline says World NCAP – which reveals scope for enchancment, seemingly by way of minor adjustments. The driving force’s legs and ft present damage resulting from an unstable footwell although. Head, neck and chest safety are acceptable. Right here too World NCAP expressed disappointment that Kia India too didn’t advocate CRS for the check.
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The Seltos check confirmed restricted safety for the 3-year-old little one dummy’s head and neck whereas the 18 month outdated had ample safety. The Kia Seltos additionally automobile doesn’t provide normal 3-point belts for all seats, and doesn’t get ISOFIX anchorages as normal.
The Safer Automobiles For India crash check programme has seen World NCAP conduct 38 assessments on Indian made automobiles since 2014. In the present day’s outcomes take that tally to 41, with a complete of 35 fashions being examined. Some automobile fashions have been examined greater than as soon as.
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