Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the country's largest passenger car maker, has tasted some glorious success at the hands of its flagship compact offering, the Swift hatchback in the domestic passenger car market. The Swift remains one of the best selling models and is one of the safest cars plying on Indian roads as well. As per the Euro NCAP tests, Swift has garnered some interesting results under its belt. The Swift used in the tests was a 1.2 litre petrol powered model.
The under-test Swift model scored 94 per cent (34 points) towards safety of adult occupants, 82 per cent (40 points) towards safety of child and infant passengers and 62 per cent (22 points) for the safety of pedestrians. Further, the Suzuki Swift scored 5 points and 71 per cent in case of the safety assist features installed in the car. The absorbing Euro NCAP results highlight the fact why Swift remains a global favourite among car enthusiasts.
As per results of the test, the passenger cabin remained stable during frontal impact, with readings indicating nice protection to femurs and knees of both driver and co-occupants. In case of the side barrier impact, Swift demonstrated adequate protection of the chest, however, in case of side pole impact the chest protection was found to be only marginal. Further, the whiplash protection from rear impacts was found be above average. Coming to the child protection results, Suzuki Swift managed an almost perfect score in the frontal and side impacts with 3 year and 18 month dummies. Interestingly, the Swift is not so safe for pedestrians, since the front edge of bonnet scored zero points for the guard it provides to pedestrians' legs.