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South Africa-spec Maruti S-Presso scores 3 stars in GNCAP test

The car scored 8.96 points for adult occupant safety and 15 points for child occupant protection.

Global NCAP has awarded a 3-star rating to the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso sold in South Africa. The car scored 8.96 points for adult occupant safety and 15 points for child occupant protection.

As per the test report, the car offered good protection to the head and neck of the driver and passenger. The driver’s chest showed weak protection and the passenger’s chest showed adequate protection.

The driver’s knees showed marginal protection, while the passenger’s knees showed good protection. The driver’s tibias showed adequate and marginal protection, while the protection offered to the passenger’s tibias was rated as adequate. The bodyshell and footwell area was rated as unstable and they were not capable of withstanding further loadings.

The child seat for a 3-year-old was not able to prevent excessive head movement during the impact, offering poor protection to the head and weak protection to the chest. The child seat for a 1.5-year-old offered good protection to the head and poor protection to the chest.

The test car was equipped with front seatbelt pretensioners, dual front airbags, seatbelt reminder and ABS.

 
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