The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is a popular hatchback in the country, which finds its position among the top-selling cars in India almost every year. However, the latest round of the Global NCAP crash tests brought the aspect of its safety under doubt once again. The Global NCAP test was conducted recently, and several cars, including the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, the Alto K10, the Skoda Slavia, and the Volkswagen Virtus were tested, according to the updated GNCAP protocols. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R received a 1-star rating for adult safety and 0 stars for child safety. According to reports, it obtained a 2-star rating in 2019. Along with the Wagon R, the new Alto K10 was also crash tested by the Global NCAP. The new Alto K10 received a 2-star safety rating for adult safety and a 0-star rating for child safety. For now, let's know in detail about the crash test result of the Wagon R.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R: Adult Crash Test Results
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R received a rating of 19.69 out of 34 points in adult occupant protection. In the frontal offset deformable barrier test, the Wagon R obtained 6.7 points, and in the side movable deformable barrier test, it received 13 points. Since the vehicle only has two front airbags and no curtain airbags, no side pole impact test was performed.
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During the frontal collision test, satisfactory protection for the neck of the driver and adequate protection for the head was noticed. The knees received fair safety, while the driver's chest gets weak protection. It was also observed in the test that the knees of the driver might bump into ''dangerous structures'' behind the dashboard.
The protection provided for the head and neck was rated as satisfactory, and the chest received fair protection on the passenger's side. Further, the footwell and bodyshell were classified as unstable and incapable of withstanding any additional loads. The Wagon R lacks Electronic Stability Control as standard equipment. Further, it does not meet GTR9 and UN127 pedestrian safety standards.
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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R: Child Crash Test Results
The Wagon R underperformed in child occupant protection with 0 stars. Both a CRS (child restraint device) and ISOFIX were absent. The test also identified the lack of three-point seatbelts in every seating position and the inability to turn off the front passenger airbag for the rear-facing child safety system. Further, the child's safety would be jeopardised if the airbag were to activate during an impact. The test also disclosed that both front- and rear-facing positions put kids at a high risk of harm.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R: Features, Price & Rivals
On the feature front, the Wagon R offers ABS with EBD, a seat belt reminder system, dual airbags, load limiters for front-row passengers, and seat belt pre-tensioners. Price-wise, the model costs between Rs 5.53 and Rs 7.41 Lakh (Both prices, ex-showroom Delhi). As far as the market rivalry is concerned, the Wagon R locks horns with the Tata Tiago, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, and several other models in India.
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