Bharat NCAP: Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Exter and More To Undergo Crash Tests Soon?

Here are several vehicles from well-known automakers such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, and Mahindra that are most likely to go through Bharat NCAP crash tests.

By Sanorita | on May 10, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Bharat NCAP is set to roll out the results for the second round of crash tests soon. The independent safety agency hasn't disclosed the number or names of cars that underwent the tests. Industry reports, however, indicate that the list could feature some of the most anticipated models, such as the newly launched fourth-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Exter, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, and the Mahindra XUV 3X0. In its maiden round of crash tests, the Bharat NCAP evaluated the 2023 Tata Harrier and the Safari SUVs, which received a 5-star safety rating. Let's explore which vehicles are most likely to undergo Bharat NCAP's safety evaluation in India.

New Maruti Suzuki Swift 

The most anticipated model to undergo Bharat NCAP crash tests is the new Swift, which just launched in India at a starting price of Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom). For those unaware, the 2024 model with ADAS capabilities in Japan obtained a 4-star crash test rating from Japan NCAP.

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The fourth generation India-spec Swift is equipped with a new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Z Series petrol engine. Its safety features include Six airbags (as standard), a rear parking camera, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, and an electronic stability programme (ESP). Other notable amenities include 60:40 split rear seats, Suzuki Connect, wireless phone mirroring, rear AC vents, and a wireless charger.

Mahindra XUV 3XO

Mahindra XUV 3XO Front

The new Mahindra XUV 3XO could be among the models tested in the second round of the Bharat NCAP. It comes with several safety features like a 360-degree surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchorage points, electronic stability control (ESC), six airbags, and a Level 2 ADAS suite. Mechanically, the sub-four-meter SUV has three engine options: 1.2-litre turbo-petrol, 1.2-liter GDi turbo-petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel. In India, the XUV 3XO costs between Rs 7.49 lakh to Rs 15.49 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.

Hyundai Exter 

Hyundai Exter

Another vehicle that is likely to be evaluated under the recent round of crash testing by Bharat NCAP is the Exter SUV. In India, the SUV's price ranges from Rs 6.13 lakh to Rs 10.28 lakh. It is equipped with six airbags, a rear parking camera, electronic stability control (ESC), ABS with EBD, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and ISOFIX child seat anchorages.

The Hyundai SUV features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with up to sixty connected car tech features, wireless phone charging a semi-digital driver's display, and cruise control. It has a 1.2-litre Kappa four-cylinder naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine, and can also run on CNG.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

The Brezza is among Maruti Suzuki's best-selling SUVs in India. Its price ranges from Rs 8.34 lakh to Rs 14.14 lakh in India (both ex-showroom). The 5-seat SUV sports a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. The CNG option is also available. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza is equipped with up to six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-hold assist, seat belt reminders for all passengers, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors. The SUV also includes a 4-speaker sound system, paddle shifters (AT versions), a single-pane sunroof, and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2024 Hyundai Creta


The 2024 Creta is the final vehicle on our list that the Bharat NCAP might be considering. At a starting price of Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom), the updated version went on sale earlier this year. It offers three engine options: a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol.

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The SUV's standard safety features include six airbags, an electronic stability program (ESP), a tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability management, a hill start assist, an emergency stop signal, and three-point seatbelts for each passenger. The new Creta also comes with a 360-degree camera, drive modes, electronic parking brake, and ADAS.

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