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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 two-star rating for child protection: Global NCAP

Suzuki_Maruti_Alto Global NCAP test

Global NCAP has awarded a separate child safety rating to Suzuki-Maruti Alto 800 to bring to the fore different levels of protection vehicles provide to rear seat.

In the 64km/h NCAP test, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 achieved a zero-star rating for its adult occupant protection. An unstable vehicle structure increases the risk of life-threatening injuries, and makes the car unsuitable for the fitment of airbags.

Suzuki_Maruti_Alto Global NCAP testUsing the child seats recommended by Suzuki-Maruti, Alto 800 was rated with a two-star rating for child protection. Alto 800 was not able to meet the UN’s minimum safety requirements in the 56km/h crash test.

“Vehicle manufacturers understand how important it is for young children to travel buckled up in a child seat that’s installed securely on the rear seat,” said David Ward, Secretary-General of Global NCAP. “They know what they need to do to make it as easy as possible for parents: it’s just a question of priorities. Indian families buying these cars expect their children to be given the same protection as children in other parts of the world.”


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