Ahead of its launch in India, the (Maruti) Suzuki Ignis was crash tested by the Euro NCAP, the results of which were recently revealed. Based on the dual rating system, the Ignis scored 3 stars for the standard variant while the variant with the optional safety pack received a full 5 stars. Both the variants feature front side and curtain airbags as well as seat-belt pretensioners with load limiters. The safety pack has the added benefit of a Dual Camera Brake Support feature that helped it score a 5 star rating.
The Ignis with the safety pack scored 87% for adult occupancy, 79% for child occupancy, 77% for pedestrian safety and 60% for the safety assist. The Ignis with the safety pack receives a low-speed autonomous braking feature as a apart of the Dual Camera Brake Support system. Under test conditions, the model avoided collisions against a stationary car, thus helping it achieve the 5 star rating.
On the other hand, the standard Ignis scored 79% for adult occupancy, 79% for child occupancy, 67% for pedestrian occupancy and 25% for safety assist. Due to the absence of a collision system, the Ignis scored just 25% in the safety assist rating.
The dual rating of the Euro NCAP is where the safety assessment programme gives two different ratings for the same car. Under this method, a base rating will be generated for a car equipped with no additional safety equipment, and then, if the manufacturer chooses, another rating will be generated for the variant with extra safety equipment.
Following is the official Euro-NCAP crash test video of the (Maruti) Suzuki Ignis: