India Made Swift and Renault Duster Scored Zero In Latin NCAP Test
Two of India’s favorite cars and most selling cars at this time The Swift Hatchback and the all-new Renault Duster have miserably failed in the crash test, which was recently conducted by Latin NCAP, the South American associate of the Global NCAP. Both the cars were tested under the New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean. And surprisingly both the cars are returned with the very disappointing zero stars at the Crash Test.
Swift Crash Test Report
The Made-in-India Suzuki Swift, which is also manufactured in Japan, was built with two airbags as standard. The Swift utilized for the accident test faired ineffectively in all tests. It scored 15.53% in the Adult Occupant box, 0% in the Child Occupant box, 66.07% in Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Road Users confine, and 6.98% Safety Assist box. Latin NCAP further stated that the crash test result of the Swift is not at all valid for the hatchback.
The office said that the baffling accident test result for Swift was because of ‘poor side impact protection, an open door during the test and low whiplash score because of the absence of UN32 for rear safety test’. As per the organization, the Swift hatchback needs standard side head protection airbags, standard ESC. Latin NCAP said that Swift won’t pass Regulation UN95 necessities because of the door opening.
Renault Duster Crash Test Report
Renault Duster models sent for the Crash test had Two airbags and ESC as standard. It accomplished 29.47% in the Adult Occupant box, 22.93% in the Child Occupant box, 50.79% in Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Road Users confine, and 34.88% Safety Assist box. The Duster has a very poor result at Whiplash and also the side impact is marginal. The protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. And one common problem in both of the car was the front passenger door opening during the test.
Alejandro Furas, Secretary-General of Latin NCAP said, “It is frustrating and disturbing such helpless wellbeing exhibitions offered by Renault and Suzuki to Latin American buyers. Latin NCAP calls and urges Renault and Suzuki to drastically further develop these models of standard security very soon. These security highlights behave like immunizations for quite possibly the most serious pandemics like street traffic wounds and fatalities. Purchasers reserve the privilege to get a similar immunization provided elsewhere without paying more for it.”
It just so happens, Global NCAP had evaluated Swift with 2 stars when it was tried back in 2018, months after the new age model was presented in India. The Swift sold in the nation accompanies double airbags as standard. Nonetheless, the model sold in Europe is furnished with 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard. Suzuki doesn’t offer the model with side body and head airbags or ESC as standard in Latin America.