In their bid to make safer cars in India, Global NCAP regularly reveals crash test safety reports of cars that are made in India and sold in India. Today, they have revealed crash test report of new gen Maruti WagonR, new Maruti Ertiga, new Hyundai Santro and Datsun Redi-Go.
Speaking about new gen Maruti Ertiga, it has managed to score 3 star safety rating in the safety crash test. The 7 seater MPV which registers about 8,000 sales on average every month in India, scored 3 star safety for child passenger and 3 star safety for adult passenger.
As per the Global NCAP report, the bodyshell integrity of the Maruti Ertiga sold in India is unstable. Below is the crash test video of new generation Maruti Ertiga sold in India.
As per Global NCAP crash test report – “The Ertiga achieved three stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection. The Ertiga offers two frontal airbags as standard.
Its structure was rated as a borderline unstable performance which can and should be improved. Its footwell area was rated as unstable and pedals displacement showed risks to the lower legs of the driver. Head and neck protection for adult occupants was good. Chest protection for passenger was good and driver chest received marginal protection.
The passenger pretensioner failed to work properly. Child occupant protection showed poor results for the 18 month old dummy with the CRS installed forward facing while global best practice indicates a rearward facing position offers better protection for this age group. The Ertiga offers standard ISOFIX anchorages.
Overall, the Ertiga achieved three stars for child occupant protection. The Ertiga offers standard two Seat Belt Reminders (SBR) in the front seats. It is surprising that this car is not offering 3 point belts for all occupants.
2019 Maruti Ertiga gets an all new design, ditching the old platform for a new HEARTECT platform. Maruti claims that this platform not only enhances performance and fuel efficiency but also makes the new Ertiga lighter, stiffer and safer as compared to its earlier counterpart.
Increased dimensions stand at 4,395mm length, 1,690mm width and 1,732mm height while wheelbase is at 2,740mm. These dimensions make the new Ertiga 90mm longer, 40mm wider and 5mm taller as compared to the first gen model. Luggage capacity is at 209 liters which can be expanded to 803 liters. Its third row bench can be folded in 50:50 ratio, while the middle row gets a 60:40 split.