Maruti Suzuki, a prominent player in India’s automotive sector, has taken a significant step towards ensuring the safety of its vehicles. The company has chosen three popular models – Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Maruti Suzuki Brezza – to undergo Bharat NCAP crash tests. This move aligns with the industry’s commitment to adhering to stringent safety standards.
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Introduction of Maruti Grand Vitara in 2022
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, introduced in 2022, aimed to compete in the fiercely competitive compact SUV segment. Targeting rivals like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, and Volkswagen Taigun, the Grand Vitara prioritizes safety. Equipped with advanced safety features such as six airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system, 360-degree camera, and electronic stability programs, the Grand Vitara showcases Maruti Suzuki’s dedication to passenger safety.
Enhanced Safety in Maruti Baleno
Initially launched in 2015, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno underwent Latin NCAP crash tests in 2021, scoring a zero-star safety rating. Responding proactively, Maruti Suzuki introduced the Baleno facelift in 2022, incorporating a range of safety features. The updated model now includes six airbags, electronic stability programs, hill hold assist, ISOFIX mounts, speed alert systems, and seat belt reminders for all seats, ensuring a safer driving experience.
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Evolution of Maruti Brezza
Maruti Suzuki Brezza, introduced in 2016, underwent Global NCAP crash tests in 2018, marking a significant commitment to safety standards. In 2022, Maruti Suzuki launched the facelift of the Brezza SUV, further elevating its safety features. The current-gen Brezza boasts six airbags, anti-lock braking systems (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability programs (ESP), hill assist, ISOFIX, reverse camera, central locking, and standard airbags, emphasizing a comprehensive approach to passenger protection.
While awaiting the Bharat NCAP results for these models, Maruti Suzuki continues to prioritize safety enhancements. The move to undergo these tests reflects the brand’s commitment to meeting and exceeding safety standards, ensuring customers can confidently choose Maruti Suzuki vehicles for their driving needs. Stay tuned for the Bharat NCAP results, which will provide valuable insights into the safety performance of these popular Maruti Suzuki models.