The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has received a zero-star rating in Global NCAP’s new round of #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests.
The three models rated in the latest phase of testing were the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Kia Seltos. Global NCAP chose the entry-level version of each model. The S-Presso was only fitted with a driver airbag as standard, while the other models offered both driver and passenger airbags as standard.
Global NCAP says the range of results, from zero to three stars, highlight significant differences in adult occupant protection, even in cars that met minimum regulatory standards.
“It is very disappointing that Maruti Suzuki, the manufacturer with the largest share of the Indian market, offers such low safety performance for Indian consumers,” said Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP.