The Brezza has achieved yet another milestone. This time, the achievement comes in the form of a four-star Global NCAP crash test rating.
Maruti Suzuki's disrupter in the compact SUV segment, the Vitara Brezza, has been the front-runner for the brand in terms of achieving some terrific sales figures ever since its launch. The recently launched AMT version of the Brezza has only made its customer base much wider and far-reaching. Owing to its immense popularity among Indian customers, Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has recently tested the car and has announced its crash test results. The results also coincide with the inaugural GNCAP World Congress event taking place in Delhi-NCR from 26th to 29th September 2018.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, with standard double airbags, ABS, and ISOFIX anchorages achieved four stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection. The adult occupant protection was deemed good and robust while the child occupant protection rating received by the Brezza was at two stars due to the forward-facing positioning of the 18-month-old dummy in the test. The incorrect markings for the ISOFIX anchorages according to Global NCAP testing protocols also contributed to the lower child protection rating. The Vitara Brezza was put through a frontal offset crash test conducted at a speed of 64km/h.
David Ward, Secretary General of the Global NCAP said, 'The four-star result for Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is really impressive. It demonstrates clearly the safety engineering capabilities of India’s leading vehicle manufacturer. It also shows the beneficial effects of the Indian Government’s new crash test standards helping to raise levels of vehicle safety. We are getting very close now to seeing India’s first five-star car.'
Just a month back, the Tata Nexon had also secured a similar 4-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.