Recently the car safety group NCAP reviewed the safety features of entry-level cars of Maruti Suzuki, S-Presso and have come up with a disappointing outcome. The crash test rated the car as a zero star in the adult safety slab. Vehicles are rated on a scale of 0-5 stars according to the safety they offer to the customers. The company argued that S-Presso obeys all the vehicle safety rules set by the government and found to achieve disheartening results in the new #SaferCarsForIndia crash test.
The car somehow managed to acquire 2 stars in the child safety slab but still totally unsafe. In the reviews, NCAP stated that the body structure of the car is unstable and needs to be improved. Also, “Child occupant protection showed poor results for both child dummies in the dynamic test explained by the poor performance of the restraint systems,” Global NCAP said. It is a phase where automakers are more dedicated to providing advanced safety in their cars and even India is paying more priority towards the safety cars. Manufacturers like Mahindra and Tata are providing more attention to safety and enhancing their features to meet as many safety standards as possible. In this era, one of the biggest carmakers of India, Maruti Suzuki has been a clear disappointment for providing this poor quality of safety to their customers. The cost might get increased a bit bust safety should be the primary and the most important feature in a vehicle.
Along with S-Presso, NCAP has also tested Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS and Kia Seltos. Where these vehicles didn’t perform too well as well but still provide at least some safety to their customers. Grand i10 NIOS achieved 2 stars in adult protection and 2 stars in child protection and Seltos got 3 stars in adult protection and 2 stars in child protection.
“It is very disappointing that Maruti Suzuki, the manufacturer with the largest share of the Indian market, offers such low safety performance for Indian consumers,” Global NCAP Secretary General Alejandro Furas said.
The Indian government is increasing strictness towards the safety standards of cars and making it equivalent to European standards. At this time making something like S-Presso is just like violating the safety law. It is one of the most unsafe cars in India and surely not a good option to buy. Maruti Suzuki needs to tighten the safety segment in their cars and make them secure as well as reliable.