2018 Suzuki Swift Gets 5-Star Collision Safety Rating from JNCAP
There’s another reason why you should consider buying the all-new Suzuki Swift. Aside from its refreshed design, the 2018 Swift is a safe car as it managed to get a five-star Collision Safety rating from the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).
Suzuki’s subcompact hatchback performed swiftly in JNCAP’s Collision Safety Performance Assessment, which tests the vehicle’s collision safety performance in three categories: (1) Occupant Protection Performance, (2) Pedestrian Protection Performance, and (3) Seatbelt Reminder.
Other than that, JNCAP assesses the vehicle’s preventive safety systems via four categories. This includes (1) Frontal Autonomous Emergency Braking System for vehicle, (2) Frontal Autonomous Emergency Braking System for pedestrian, (3) Lane Departure Warming System, and (4) Information captured by rear-facing cameras.
We got the chance to see the all-new Swift in the metal during the 2018 Bangkok Motor Show. Under the hood, the vehicle is equipped with a 1.2-liter engine that delivers 83 hp and 108 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). With that in mind, Thailand’s Eco Car Phase 2 program said that the Swift has a fuel consumption of 23.3 km/l.
So, when will Suzuki Philippines (SPH) launch the 2018 Swift? Well, the wait is soon to be over. We reported last month that SPH will launch the all-new Swift and Dzire on June 27. As a matter of fact, CARMUDI MAGAZINE PHILIPPINES’ Publisher Kris Lim and Managing Editor Ruben Manahan IV, respectively, are with Suzuki Philippines right now test-driving the all-new model at the Batangas Racing Circuit prior to its launch later this month.