Maruti’s newest hatchback, the Baleno ran into a Volkswagen Jetta and suffered severe deformity on the front fascia. The German sedan, on the other hand, besides a damaged rear bumber, went almost unscathed. The unfortunate incident took place in Perumbavoor, Kerala when the driver of the Jetta stepped hard on the brake paddle to avoid a collision with a motorcycle that took an abrupt turn without indication. The Baleno, probably driving close to the Jetta, could not stop in time as it rammed into the German sedan.
The impact was such that it caused the airbags of the Baleno to deploy. The passengers, however, walked out without a scratch as the crumple zone absorbed the force of the impact while the safety net, which includes ABS and airbags as standard across the range, even in the base trim, saved the occupants from any further injury.
The Volkswagen Jetta, on the other hand, was almost unaffected and the rear bumper took most of the impact. Even the boot door was miraculously saved from any damage. We are still having a difficult time in figuring out how did the Jetta manage to walk away from the crash almost unscathed. Seriously, are the Germans using some Wakanda sourced Vibranium to build their cars?
Surprisingly, the chap who posted the images on Facebook is the Assistant Sales Manager at Volkswagen – that’s what his profile mentions. That’s also one of the reasons why we are holding our horses and not making any comments about the Baleno’s build quality. What do you have to say about this Baleno – Jetta crash? Share your views with us through the comments section below.
Images courtesy: Sreejith Naduvilpatt