Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has bagged an impressive four stars in the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). The highest selling UV in India has managed to score four stars for Adult Occupant Protection and two stars for Child Occupant protection.
Its Child Occupant protection rating was only two stars due to the forward facing positioning of the 18-month-old dummy in the test. However, when tested for the three-year-old dummy, the Vitara Brezza provided good protection. Moreover, the markings for the ISOFIX anchors were not according to Global NCAP testing protocols. According to the GNCAP, the Vitara Brezza offered good protection to the driver and passenger's head and neck while the passenger's chest also showed good protection. The bodyshell was rated as stable and capable of withstanding further load.
David Ward, secretary general, Global NCAP, commenting on Vitara Brezza’s performance, said, “The four-star result for Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is really impressive. It demonstrates clearly the safety engineering capabilities of India’s leading vehicle manufacturer. It also shows the beneficial effects of the Indian Government’s new crash test standards helping to raise levels of vehicle safety”.