The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is based on Suzuki’s Heartect platform, gets six airbags and loads of other safety features
India-bound new generation Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback has earned 3 star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash test. The car has received the rating based on its crash protection system and crash avoidance technologies as well. The particular test model was equipped with six airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters, ISOFIX rear child seat, seat belt reminder along with ABS and EBD as well.
The new generation Swift hatchback is based on the Suzuki Heartect platform shared with the Baleno premium hatchback that offers improved rigidity and good handling capability along with significantly reduced weight. However, this particular test model was the 1.2-litre petrol GT variant that will go on sale in European markets.
Speaking about the India-bound model, Swift will come with dual front airbags only instead of the European-spec model’s six airbags. Apart from that, the India-spec hatchback will be equipped with ABS, EBD and it will be based on the Suzuki Heartect platform. Therefore, expect the Swift to come offering good amount of safety in the domestic market.
The test result shows that the car gets 83% protection level for adult occupants, while child occupants get 75% protection level. Also, this hatchback scored 69% for pedestrian safety and 25% for safety assists. Euro NCAP tested another Swift with optional ‘Radar Brake Support’ package that scored 4 star safety rating thanks to the autonomous emergency braking technology.
The new generation Swift is one of the most anticipated cars in the domestic market and it is expected to be unveiled at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo. It incorporates much more stylish design compared to the current model and inside the cabin too, it becomes more upmarket. On the powertrain front, it will continue with the 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that are available in the present Swift. There is a 1.0-litre turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine on the card as well.
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