- Fourth-gen Wagon R receives a 2-star rating in adult and child occupation protection
- GNCAP tested the base model driver airbags, ISOFIX mounts and ABS with EBD
Under the latest crash test results for India, Global NCAP has crash-tested the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, which managed to score two-star safety rating for adult and child occupant protection. GNCAP also tested the new Maruti Ertiga, which scored a respectable three stars.
The Wagon R tested by GNCAP was a base variant that comes equipped with a driver airbag, ABS with EBD, seatbelts with pre-tensioners and ISOFIX child seat restraints. According to the tests, the Wagon R’s structure was rated as unstable. What’s more, even the foot-well area, too, was rated as unstable and pedal displacement revealed some risk to the driver’s lower legs.
That said, head protection for the adult occupants was rated as good, while neck protection was good for the driver, and adequate for the passenger. It also concluded that chest protection for both the front passengers was weak. The Wagon R scored 6.93 points out of 17 for adult occupant protection.
In terms of child occupant protection, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R displayed poor results for the three-year-old dummy as the car’s Child Restraint System (CRS) broke during the impact, as the head impacted the front seat. Additionally, chest protection for the 18-month-old dummy was low, despite it being installed rearward facing. The car received 16.33 points out of 49 for child occupant protection.
Speaking about the latest round of crash tests under the ‘#SaferCarsForIndia’ initiative, David Ward, CEO and President, Global NCAP, said, “The Indian government’s crash test standards are clearly helping to eliminate any new zero star cars from the market, and we will continue to work with them to ensure the push of regulatory requirements is complemented by the pull of consumer awareness, encouraging the demand for ever-higher levels of safety.”