Maruti Suzuki S-Presso fails Global-NCAP crash tests

The car did score 2-stars for child occupant safety.

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has failed the Global-NCAP crash test. The car scored zero points for adult occupant safety but was awarded 2 stars for child occupant safety.

According to the crash test report, the protection offered to the driver and passenger heads was good. Driver’s neck showed adequate protection and passenger’s neck showed poor protection. The car offered marginal protection to the driver's knees, while passenger's knees showed good protection. Driver’s tibias showed weak and marginal protection while passenger’s tibias showed adequate protection.

The child seat for the 3-year old was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The car offered poor protection to the head and chest of a rearward facing 18-month old.

The bodyshell and footwell area of the S-Presso was rated as unstable. The test car was equipped with a driver airbag, seat belt reminder and ABS.


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