Maruti Swift 2011 tops the chart in safety in UK

Wednesday 13 April 2011, 00:00 AM by Vikas Yogi

Maruti Swift 2011, the new age version of this popular hatchback that is expected to be rolled-out in the Indian market by the last quarter of this year, has been voted as the safest supermini in the UK. It is to be mentioned here that the new age Swift hatchback carries a 4-star NCAP rating.

The new Maruti Swift 2011 carries a tougher yet lighter high tensile steel body that makes sure the fool-proof safety of both passengers as well as car. Moreover, the car carries multiple airbags (driver airbags, passenger airbags and added curtain airbags).

In the global market, the new Swift 2011 carries a high 3 star pedestrian rating. The bonnet, front bumper, wings and wipers of the car are designed to absorb impact energy to reduce pedestrian injury.

Moreover, in a bid to reduce leg injury in case of frontal collisions, the Swift 2011 comes blessed with a combination of redesigned accelerator-brake-clutch. The other major safety features of the car include ABS, EBD and brake assist, pre tensioned seat belts etc.

However, in a bid to make the car price competitive in the Indian market, the company is expected to cut down some of these safety features in the Indian version of the Swift 2011.

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