2024 Suzuki Swift Aces Safety Tests with 4-Star Japan-NCAP Rating!

Maruti Suzuki Swift Bharat NCAP

Peace of Mind Behind the Wheel: Suzuki Swift Earns High Marks in Safety

The wait is almost over for fans of the iconic Maruti Suzuki Swift! Set to hit showrooms in May 2024, the latest iteration of this beloved hatchback has garnered impressive results in the Japan New Car Assessment Programme (JNCAP) crash tests. While safety should always be a top priority when considering a new car, the Swift’s 4-star rating provides valuable assurance to potential buyers.

Rigorous Testing for Real-World Safety

The JNCAP tests put vehicles through a series of demanding scenarios to assess their ability to protect occupants in a collision. These tests encompass a variety of factors, including:

  • Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS): Evaluating the effectiveness of features like automatic emergency braking and lane departure prevention.
  • Frontal Collisions: Simulating head-on crashes at different speeds and angles.
  • Side Collisions: Assessing the car’s ability to safeguard occupants from impacts from the side.
  • Rear Collisions: Evaluating whiplash protection in the event of a rear-end collision.
  • Pedestrian Protection: Determining the level of protection offered to pedestrians in case of an impact.

The 2024 Swift performed admirably across these categories, scoring a commendable 177.80 points out of a possible 197. Notably, the car achieved an impressive 81% in collision safety performance, demonstrating its robust construction and advanced safety features.

Breakdown of the JNCAP Results

The JNCAP results offer a detailed breakdown of the Swift’s performance in each test. Here’s a closer look:

  • Frontal Collisions: The full-frontal collision test, conducted at 55 kmph, awarded the driver’s seat 4 out of 5 stars, while the front passenger seat received a perfect score of 5 stars. However, the offset frontal collision test, conducted at a higher speed of 64 kmph, revealed a slightly lower score of 3 stars for the rear passenger seat. The driver’s seat maintained a good score of 4 stars in this test.
  • Side Collisions and Rear Collisions: The Swift excelled in rear collision neck protection, achieving top marks for both the driver and rear seats.
  • Pedestrian Protection: The Swift prioritizes pedestrian safety as well, scoring 4 and 5 stars for head and leg protection, respectively.

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Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Boost Safety

The 2024 Swift goes beyond the impressive results in traditional crash tests. The inclusion of ADAS features adds another layer of protection for drivers and pedestrians alike. The JNCAP tests assessed the accuracy and effectiveness of various ADAS features, including:

  • Emergency Braking System: This system was rigorously tested in different scenarios, including vehicle-to-vehicle collisions and pedestrian detection in both day and night conditions.
  • Lane Departure Prevention System: The Swift received a perfect score of 5 stars for this crucial feature, which helps prevent accidental lane departures.

The impressive performance of these ADAS features contributed significantly to the Swift’s overall score, with a remarkable 99% achieved in preventive safety performance. It’s important to note, however, that these advanced features might not be available in the Indian variant of the Swift.

Suzuki Swift

Engine and Transmission Options

The 2024 Swift ushers in a new era with the introduction of a brand-new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Z Series engine. This engine replaces the outgoing 1.2-litre K Series, marking a significant upgrade for the hatchback. Rumors suggest that the new powertrain might even incorporate mild-hybrid technology, further enhancing fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki has already confirmed the Fronx as its first full-hybrid offering in the affordable car segment. Transmission options for the new Swift are expected to remain the same, with a choice between a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission).

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A Compelling Choice for Safety-Conscious Drivers

The 2024 Suzuki Swift’s impressive JNCAP rating combined with its modern features solidify its position as a compelling choice for safety-conscious drivers. While the exact features available in the Indian variant might differ slightly, the core focus on safety remains a significant selling point. With its launch just around the corner, the Swift is poised to continue its reign as a favorite among hatchback enthusiasts in India.

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