In the ASEAN NCAP crash tests conducted in May, the ASEAN-spec Suzuki Ertiga and Ciaz have received 4-star safety rating for adult occupant protection (AOP). The duo’s performance under the child occupant protection category could only fetch 2-star rating.
The Ciaz for the ASEAN market is made in Thailand while the Ertiga is built in Indonesia out of CKD kits sourced from India. Both models are equipped with standard dual front airbags and ABS with EBD but ESP is missing.
The Honda City rival scored 14.56 points out of a maximum of 16 points when it comes to adult occupant protection. The sedan could only manage to achieve 37% of compliance for child occupant protection. In comparison, the Ertiga scored 12.39 out of 16 in AOP tests and achieved 33% compliance in COP tests.
In addition to airbags and ABS with EBD, the duo is also equipped with pre-tensioner, seat-belt load limiter and seat-belt reminder for the driver as standard fitments. The India-spec Ciaz and Ertiga are equipped similarly.
The Suzuki Ciaz and Ertiga for the ASEAN market are available in petrol avatars. The sedan is powered by 1.4- or 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engines while the MPV is offered only with a 1.4-litre unit. The detailed test reports can be found below the gallery.