The third-generation 2018 Swift scored 87.8 points for occupant safety while 78.7 points for pedestrian safety and another four points for seat belt reminder
Suzuki Swift received 5 star rating in Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP). This is the first time Swift receives 5 star rating from JNCAP and the company offers lots of safety features as standard in this model compared to India or European variants. The Swift received 3 star rating in EURO NCAP testing for the base variant and the optional safety pack variant got 4 stars.
Both EURO NCAP and JNCAP test the models differently which is why the scores are different. The Swift received a collective score of 178.3 points from four tests which include full-wrap frontal collision test, offset frontal collision test, side collision test and rear end collision performance test. JNCAP used Swift Hybrid RS model for the test.
The Hybrid RS model of Swift comes with long list of safety features like 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP and Dual Sensor Brake Support. Suzuki also offers collision mitigation system and these features are standard on the Hybrid RS model. To improve safety, Swift RS Hybrid comes with hill hold assist, lane departure warning, weaving alert, adaptive cruise control, high beam assist and more.
The third generation Swift scored 87.8 points for occupant safety while 78.7 points for pedestrian safety and another four points for seat belt reminder. The Swift sold in Japan is also based on HEARTECT platform but if we take a look at the video, the passenger shell remains intact and doesn’t have any damage which shows the strength of the body.
The Indian spec Swift is completely different from this variant as it get dual airbags with ABS and EBD as safety features and the body shell is also not the same. The materials used for Indian Swift is light as Maruti Suzuki want to make it more efficient compromising on weight.
Despite the lack of safety features, Indians love Swift for its handling, performance, features and value for money. The bookings for new Swift has already crossed 1,00,000. Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by 1.2 L K Series petrol engine with 82 hp of power and 1.3 L Multijet diesel engines with 75 hp. These engines are mated to 5 speed manual and AMT gearbox.