The India-made (Maruti) Suzuki Ignis have been rated by GNCAP and the results have been published. These are the South African spec cars and they are exported from India.
The South Africa spec India-made Suzuki Ignis (with two airbags) has scored three stars for adult occupant safety and one star for child safety. In the case of the former, the protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver’s chest showed weak protection while passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. Driver’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact in dangerous areas behind the facia supported by the transfacia tube. Passenger’s knees showed adequate protection. The body shell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. The footwell area is considered stable. The car offers standard SBR for driver but it does not meet Global NCAP requirements.
The child seat certified for an 18 month old was installed facing the rear using ISOFIX and support leg, offered good protection to head and chest. The seat for the three-year-old was installed FWF with ISOFIX and support leg and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact while it offered good protection to head and adequate to the chest. Dynamic points were not added as the car manufacturer did not recommend the CRSs and it was for Global NCAP to decide which CRS to be used. The car does not offer 3 point belts in all seating positions. ISOFIX and top tether anchorages are standard in the 2 outboard rear seats. Disconnection of passenger airbag in case a RWF CRS would be installed in the front seat is not possible.