Remember the crumpled image of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, just after the launch of this car? Well, that image literally made quite an impact among interested customers. Now the India made Maruti Suzuki Baleno has received 4 star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash test. While the top variant of Baleno scored 4 star, the standard variant received 3 star safety rating. The standard variant Baleno which received 3 star safety rating is similar to the India spec model. Interestingly, this is the first time, when Euro NCAP tested two different variants of the same car. Alongside the Baleno Toyota Prius was also tested, which received 5 star safety rating.
The 4 star rated top variant Baleno scored 85% on adult safety front and 73% on the child safety front. This car comes with safety pack which includes optional ‘Radar Brake Support’. It received 65% on the pedestrian safety and 43% on the working of Safety Assist Systems. The standard Baleno which received 4 star safety rating scored the same in the child and pedestrian safety. On the adult safety front the standard variant scored 80%, which is 5% less compare to the top variant.
Euro NCAP is known for their strict safety regulations, and according to the revised norms they test two different variants of the same model. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno sold in Europe as Suzuki Baleno is built in India and it gets strong build quality and structural rigidity. Although the India spec Maruti Suzuki Baleno meets the norms of the Indian safety norms, but we hope the Indo Japanese automaker will build more safe cars in future. So what does the India spec Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers as the safety features? It gets ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, front seat pre-tensioner and force limiters as standard safety features.