ASEAN NCAP Gives Suzuki Swift 4-Star Rating (with VIDEO)
Just over a month ago, we reported that the Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP) gave the Indian-market Suzuki Swift manufactured by Maruti Suzuki a dismal 2-star rating, which is bad considering the vehicle tested was already fitted with double airbags and ISOFIX anchorages. In the same report, we shared though that the Swift tested for other markets fared better, with the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) giving it a full 5-star rating while in Europe, the Swift received a 3-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP).
We also said in the same report that we’ll share the crash test results of the ASEAN-market Swift once it has been released by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP). Well, it’s finally out and if you’re planning to buy one, you’ll be glad to know that it got a commendable 4-star rating.
For the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, the Swift scored 38.46 points, with ‘Good’ to ‘Adequate’ protection to the driver and passenger’s heads, chests, and legs in a frontal offset crash although the side impact test merited a ‘Weak’ score in protecting a driver’s chest. For the Child Occupant Protection (COP) category, the Swift has 19.95 points while its Safety Assist Technologies (SATs) scored 12.64 points.
“The Swift is equipped with Anti-lock Braking System as a standard fitment across all variants,” ASEAN NCAP said in its report of the Swift. “However, Electronic Stability Control is only available for variants in Singapore and Thailand market. Seatbelt Reminder System for both frontal occupants is fitted as standard in all available countries with Singapore having the system extended to its rear occupants. The new Suzuki Swift achieved an overall score of 71.05 points and it is awarded with 4-Star ASEAN NCAP rating.”