Maruti Suzuki Wagon R gets 2 star crash test ratings
New Delhi : Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has once again seen to be compromising on the safety of its passengers as it has managed to score only 2 stars in the crash test ratings by Global NCAP. The Wagon R's body shell integrity has been rated as 'Unstable' as well.
Out of possible 17, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has managed to score only 6.93 points. The test showed that the car's front seatbelt pretensioners did not operate es required, causing severe potential injuries to the chest and knee area of the crash test dummies. The Wagon R's foot well area has also been rated as unstable eas a result of possible knee and ankle related injuries.
The car's child occupant score was 16.33 from a maximum 49 points. The low score is on account of the Child Seat for a 3 year old having failed during the test. The seat broke and impacted the car's roof during the test.
A new generation of Wagon R with a bigger platform was launched by the company early this year. The large 'Heartect' platform is also shared by the Baleno, Ignis and Swift cars.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift had also received only 2 Stars each for adult and child protection - and very similar scores - when the test on the current generation car was carried out in 2018.
Currently, there is no news on the company planning to increase safety and security of the car.