In a weird chain of events, a Maruti S-Cross (GNCAP score not available) was seen hit by a raging bull and the result was shocking, to say the least. It is, unfortunately, not uncommon for such incidents to occur on Indian roads. With so many wild animals running freely on the streets, people have encountered situations where the animal has hit the car. This could turn out to be dangerous for the passengers if the animal is a raging bull and the body of the vehicle is weak. This depends on the safety tests conducted by various NCAP tests. Read here to find out the result when a raging bull hit a Maruti S-Cross whose GNCAP rating is not available yet.
Result of Maruti S-Cross (GNCAP-NA) hitting a bull
The video was recorded by the passengers from inside the car when this occurred. It was posted on a page on Facebook. In the video, a bull is seen coming towards the car. However, it doesn’t seem violent at first. It is not charging towards the car but simply walking. As it nears the car, it suddenly became aggressive and started hitting the side of the vehicle. The further details of the incident are not clear but the images at the end of the video show the impact that it had on the body of the car. The doors of the car are clearly dented and it looks like it had been hit by a truck. Now, while bulls are powerful but the condition of the car’s body should have been able to sustain some of the impacts. This might be indicative of a low GNCAP safety rating.
In Maruti’s camp, there aren’t many cars that have a decent safety rating. The popular compact SUV, Vitara Brezza, boasts of a 4-star GNCAP safety rating. Apart from that, Maruti Suzuki is not known for making a whole lot of safe cars which is unfortunate. The Maruti S-Cross in its Indian avatar has not been tested by the GNCAP. The prices of the Maruti S-Cross range between Rs 8.39 lakh and Rs 12.39 lakh, ex-showroom. It sits in the segment of mid-size SUVs but can be referred to as a crossover.
Also read: How Do Cars Get NCAP Safety Ratings?