Tata Motors’ latest submit on social media reveals a damaged espresso mug with the caption “We do not break that straightforward”, a reference to the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso’s zero-star score within the World NCAP crash assessments.
The tweet takes a dig on the S-Presso’s latest efficiency within the World NCAP crash assessments
The most recent spherical of World NCAP crash check outcomes was introduced earlier this week and made-in-India vehicles just like the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Kia Seltos secured security scores beneath expectations. Whereas the Grand i10 Nios scored two stars and the Seltos three stars, the S-Presso stood out notably with zero stars and that’s alarming. Leaping on the chance, Tata Motors took a dig on the S-Presso’s dangerous security score on social media. The corporate put out a tweet that learn “We do not break that straightforward” with the picture of a damaged “espresso” mug.
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Driving is #SeriouslyFun, solely once you dwell it up with security.
E-book the Most secure-in-Phase New Tiago by clicking on https://t.co/x9nKgE745s#Tiago #NewForever #SaferCarsForIndia pic.twitter.com/WxH0EZF6xt
— Tata Motors Vehicles (@TataMotors_Cars) November 12, 2020
That is definitely cheeky of Tata Motors, we might say, however we hope it is going to encourage Maruti Suzuki to take observe and make a change. The S-Presso competes in opposition to the Tata Tiago within the entry-level hatchback section and the automobile and obtained a four-star score within the World NCAP crash check outcomes. The tweet was additionally seen by David Ward, President and CEO, World NCAP, who inspired the banter and stated that it’ll assist construct a marketplace for safer vehicles.
Perhaps time for @Maruti_Corp to get up and odor the espresso! Having fun with @TataMotors_Cars cheeky tweet. Nothing like wholesome competitors to construct a marketplace for #safercarsforindia. #nozerostarcars pic.twitter.com/GtW9XODXxF
— David Ward (@DavidDjward) November 13, 2020
The truth is, not simply the Tiago, Tata Motors together with Mahindra & Mahindra have turned out to make headway in enhancing security on their respective vehicles, setting the fitting precedent. The Tata Nexon and the Altroz are each five-star rated vehicles, and so is the Mahindra XUV300. In Maruti Suzuki’s steady, the Vitara Brezza is the exception and scores a four-star security score. The Tata Tiago was a gamechanger for the automaker and has been instrumental in re-establishing the model and its new technique within the passenger automobile section. It continues to be a sizzling vendor for the corporate. In the meantime, the Maruti Suzuki is focused at younger patrons searching for one thing extra fashionable over the tried and examined Alto and is a sizzling vendor too in the identical house. That is all of the extra purpose, these vehicles ought to meet a better security score.
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The World NCAP crash check program solely considers the bottom variant bought out there to be thought of for testing. The bottom S-Presso examined comes geared up with solely the driver-side airbag, whereas the check rated the automobile’s physique shell as unstable, as was the entrance footwell space. The seatbelts additionally miss out on pretensioners on the bottom trim and the rear center occupant doesn’t get a three-point seatbelt. The S-Presso obtained two stars for baby occupant security.
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Maruti Suzuki did reply to the outcomes and stated, “The Authorities of India has lately elevated the stringency of automobile crash check requirements and made them similar to European requirements. All merchandise of the corporate are totally compliant with these international requirements and duly examined and licensed by the Authorities of India.”
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Apparently, that is the second such occasion in latest occasions of Tata taking intention at its competitors. Extra lately, the corporate took a jibe on the new-generation i20 that competes in opposition to the Altroz within the premium hatchback section.
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