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Monday, December 12, 2022

Refreshed Suzuki Swift, S-Presso Garner One-Star Safety Ratings


The refreshed Suzuki Swift and the revised S-Presso both garnered a one-star safety rating during its Global New Car Assessment or Global NCAP test.

The Swift and S-Presso were tested in their basic safety specification with two frontal airbags and anti-lock brakes (ABS). Though they’re destined for the Indian market, they’re fairly similar to what the Philippine market gets.

Under the revised Global NCAP protocols, cars are tested for both frontal and side impact protection. Equipment such as electronic stability control (ESC), pedestrian protection, and side impact pole protection are all required to achieve the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

The Swift scored just 19.19 out of 34 in Adult Occupant Protection and 16.68 out of 49 in Child Occupant Protection.

Testers noted that though it offered good levels of protection to the driver’s and front passenger’s head and neck, there was weak protection when it comes to the driver’s chest. Tibia protection was also poor. The body shell was also rated as “unstable,” and as the Global NCAP notes, “will not be capable of withstanding further loadings.”

Meanwhile, the S-Presso actually faired slightly better in Adult Occupant Protection with its 20.03 out of 34 score. Sadly, its Child Occupant Protection score was a lowly 3.52 out of 49.

The S-Presso showed very similar test results to the Swift with good levels of protection to the driver’s and front passenger’s head and neck. However, poor chest protection for both the front occupants meant a one-star cap to its ratings. Curiously, the body was also deemed unstable and will not be capable of withstanding further loadings.

Its low Child Occupant Protection score was brought on the manufacturer actually refusing to recommend the placement of any Child Restraint System (CRS). With no ISOFIX or child seat tethers, the test had to be done using the adult seatbelt. As a result, head movement for the child went over allowable limits during frontal impact.

The results for the S-Presso are actually an improvement after its 2020 Global NCAP test netted a zero-star rating.

13 comments:

  1. In spite of the Heartect platform, the body shell is still 'unstable'?

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    1. It's unknown if it's due to the platform, but Global NCAP notes both the Swift and S-Presso having an unstable body.

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  2. What do you expect from Maruti Suzuki? Those indian-made Suzukis are trash.

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    1. Facts, also include the Indian made Hyundai and Kia

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    2. Suzuki S-Presso is selling very well in the local market as its miles better than the outdated ancient Wigo.

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  3. Fail. Hopefully those who bought doesn't get into an accident

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  4. JDM = jaipur domestic market. Indian 's homegrown car design honestly are mostly ugly

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    1. Racist.LOL!Indian made vehicles are way more reliable than defective products of Ford made in Thailand

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  5. Too bad, was thinking the Swift would have been a great college car for a family member. I would have expected it to earn high marks, considering its premium price. Will consider a Vios instead.

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  6. GNCAP is known to be paid by Mahindra and Tata..Its not that reliable compared to the Latin NCAP.
    GNCAP still refuse to crash test the Tata Harrier and Safari as it'll expose its low star crash ratings so goes for the Mahindra Scorpio Classic,Bolero and Alturas.

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    1. Sinong source nitong Kuchi888 na 'to? He's talking dubious claims here at carguide ever since. No sources or anything.

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    2. kuchi888 sana ikaw na lang gawin nilang crash test dummy hahaha

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  7. On the bright side, better than 0 stars, right? Right, Suzuki?

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