Maruti Baleno fails in safety test: Rarely selling car not safe for adults and children, revealed in NCAP

Maruti Baleno fails in safety test: Rarely selling car not safe for adults and children, revealed in NCAP

Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback has proved to be a failure in safety parameters. Maruti Baleno made in India has 2 airbags. The car got a zero rating in the NCAP crash test. Maruti Swift also got zero rating for safety just 1 month ago. In this way, within 2 months, 2 cars, including the company’s Baleno car, have proved to be laggy in the Latin NCAP crash test. Both Baleno and Swift are considered to be the most popular premium hatchbacks in India in terms of sales.

In Latin NCAP Rating, Baleno has scored 20.03% in Adult Occupant Safety, 17.06% in Child Occupant Safety, 64.06% in Pedestrian Safety and 6.98% in Safety Assist Box. During the side impact test, the safety of the adult’s chest has proved to be lackluster.

Airbag is not available in the car for head safety

The NCAP has attributed the car’s zero star rating to poor side safety, marginal whiplash protection, lack of airbags for standard side body and head safety, lack of standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and no child restraint system (CRS). Said to be

Baleno is available in 9 variants

Maruti Baleno is available in 9 variants in the country. Baleno is priced at Rs. 5.97 Lakh (ex-showroom) and the top-spec trim starts at Rs. 9.33 Lakh (ex-showroom). This all-trims variant comes with two airbags for the driver and front passenger.

Baleno car sales were highest in the month of August

Talking about the last three months of Baleno, in terms of Baleno sales in July, WagonR has been on the top 3 after Swift with 14,729 car sales. At the same time, in the month of August, the sale of Baleno was the highest at 15,646 cars. At the same time, it has reached the 6th position with 8,077 cars sold in September.

What is Global NCAP

Global NCAP, or Global New Car Assessment Program, is an organization that independently tests and ratings new cars on a number of criteria. Tested cars are rated 0-5 stars. Global NCAP rating is very important for car companies, because getting the rating leads to better marketing of cars.

Drives at a speed of 64 kmph

Talking about the Global NCAP test, in this the car is driven at a speed of 64 kilometers per hour. This speed is determined by assuming the average speed of the cars. Any other solid object of the car’s weight and size is hit with a moving car and the impact on both is checked.

More stars means better safety

Cars that fetch the lowest rating or star in the NCAP test are not considered safe at the time of an accident. Tested cars are rated 0-5 stars. Ratings are divided on several parameters including adult safety, child safety. Inside the car, human-sized mannequins are placed on the driver’s seat and passenger’s seat and the impact of the crash on them is checked.


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