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Old 2nd November 2020, 18:43   #76
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Maruti Suzuki's S-Presso enters the top 10 cars sold/dispatched in October:

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Something wrong right ? Sonet sold around 11.7K
Great numbers from Swift & Baleno though .

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Seems like Global Ncap has tested the S-Presso. The S-Presso was only fitted with a driver airbag as standard, achieving zero stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection.

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Seems like Global Ncap has tested the S-Presso.
Zero star due to absence of passenger side airbag I guess. But I'm glad to see that the A pillar hasn't bent or crumpled like that in Alto. The cabin appears more stable than that of Alto.

Maruti S-Presso : Official Review-screenshot_20201111150023__01.jpg
G-NCAP says body is unstable.

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If I remember, the Kwid was also tested with one airbag, when it was able to score 1 star in the global NCAP tests.
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Those who buy spresso are fully aware of lack of safety features other than airbags. I have seen spresso mostly for city run where average speed is <25kmph, and spresso does its job of providing nimble driving experience with very short turning radius. It's certainly better than 2 wheeler

Of course, it's not advisable to take on highways or long drives where average speeds are high.

Spresso is selling very well in tier2 and tier3 cities where it's serving as primary.

Those wanting to buy safe vehicle with 4 or 5 stars in crash test should not consider any small cars from Maruti, Hyundai, Renault or Nissan Datsun.

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And why not expect better ratings, if they can do it overseas. See what they have to say in South Africa, about our car
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And why not expect better ratings, if they can do it overseas. See what they have to say in South Africa, about our car
While this was shocking for me, I did a quick google search and the SA Spresso base variant is R 134,900 which is ~ 6.5 lakhs. India base variant is 3.71 lakhs ex-showroom.

I'm guessing SA has safety laws in place which level the playing field so all manufacturers have to meet a minimum benchmark. In our case it's a race to the bottom so Suzuki India has no incentive to make safer cars by cutting their margin.

Also, something cool I found about the SA market. It seems the base S-Presso is the cheapest car there.
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Despite being the cheapest car on the market, there’s no roughing it in the R134 900 1.0 GL base model, which still packs most of the comfort and safety essentials. Standard features include air conditioning, front electric windows, remote central locking, rear park distance control, trip computer, 14-inch rims with plastic wheel covers, dual front airbags and ABS brakes.
https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/lates...t-car-45145694
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It's certainly better than 2 wheeler
Absolutely no doubt that all points you mentioned are correct. Indeed people should not forget that these cars are safer than a 2 wheeler. This is the ONLY reason I also have an Alto in my parking. Its a replacement for a scooter/bike because I don't want my child to ride these things in a city like Pune.
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Those who buy spresso are fully aware of lack of safety features other than airbags.
We wait since ages for this to be the ground reality in India. Fact on the ground is - majority of the people do not pay attention to safety aspects of a vehicle. We are anyway a group of people aspiring to move from a 2 wheeler to a car in this segment. The polished sales approach, flashy atmosphere + documentation ensure the customer is impressed enough to take the plunge. Not a huge proportion of even urban buyers are aware of the safety aspects.

I have heard many saying "I am a safe driver, I don't ever speed above 60. So its OK". Someone needs to constantly remind that the accident can be fatal even if you are parked at 0 KMPH. All it takes is for someone else to lose control at high speed and hit our car. There is no relation in being a safe driver & being safe after an accident. And this is a clear evidence of how unaware even the urban, educated people are in reality. The constant sky high sales numbers of the Baleno are another indicator of this. Its a rather costly car yet does not have exemplary safety credentials as such. Are we sure that the people spending near 10 lakh rupees, are still aware of its safety aspects?

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