The Thailand –made Suzuki Ertiga MPV and Ciaz sedan have scored decent ratings in the ASEAN NCAP crash tests. The Ertiga scored a total of 12.39 points out of 16 with 4 stars out of 5 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and achieved 2-Star by meeting 33% compliance for Child Occupant Protection (COP). On the other hand, the Suzuki Ciaz performed better than the MPV for AOP and earned 4-Star rating with 14.56 points. As for the COP, the mid size sedan met 37% compliancy resulting in only 2 stars in this category.
Both the tested variants of the Ertiga and Ciaz were sourced from Thailand. These Thai-made models are distributed to countries like Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. The Suzuki Ertiga happens to be the carmaker’s third model that is tested by ASEAN NCAP following the S-Cross and the Swift. The tested Ertiga model was equipped with standard dual airbags for its front occupants with seatbelt reminder system (SBR) only available for driver. In the Thailand market, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is offered as optional in all Ertiga variants with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and ISOFIX.
Suzuki Ertiga ASEAN NCAP Crash Test
Speaking of the Suzuki Ciaz, the C-segment sedan features dual airbags in the front and SBR only for driver and this comes standard across variants. ABS is available, except for the 1.2L MT variant for the Thai market, is offered as optional. Similar to Ertiga, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and ISOFIX are not available in Ciaz.
Suzuki Ciaz ASEAN NCAP Crash Test
Congratulations to the winners and sure you can perform better. Speaking about performing better the recent Global NCAP test results have created a huge upsetting situation for the Indian Automotive industry. All the tested Made in India cars failed miserably in the tests and a rating of zero stars reflected on their report cards. Many representatives from various car-makers tried to justify and rubbish the results that sparked new debates. Reportedly, a new car safety assessment program named as the Bharat NCAP has been proposed and will likely be brought into action in 2017.