In a crazy accident, Maruti Suzuki Ignis managed to keep the driver safe despite being sandwiched between two trucks.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes with a 3-star NCAP rating. It is one of the safest small cars in the Maruti Suzuki portfolio. Every other day, road accidents highlight the importance of safety ratings and equipment. Now, a major accident of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis put the safety ratings of the tall body hatchback to test. Despite being sandwiched between two trucks, it managed to hold its own in this accident and no one got seriously injured. Details of the accident were shared by Nikhil Rana on his YouTube channel to raise awareness of safety standards in modern vehicles. Let’s take a closer look at the aftermath!
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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Sandwiched Between Trucks
As you can see in the video above, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis was stuck between two trucks on a four-lane highway in Haryana. Due to heavy fog, the Maruti Ignis accidentally hit a truck from behind while another truck hit the car from behind. As a result, the front and the rear of the Ignis suffered a lot of damage. The bumper, bonnet, and the entire boot area have been completely crumpled. While the airbags did not open, it still managed to keep the driver safe. Such an accident highlight the importance of safe cars. Thousands of people lose their lives in avoidable accidents every year. It is important to drive carefully in situations with low visibility. Also, always wear seatbelts.
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The Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes with a 1.2-liter petrol engine making 83 hp and 113 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. It is paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The hatchback features a dual-tone theme with 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof-mounted spoiler, and 60:40 split rear seats. Additional features include a push start/stop button, tilt steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, auto-foldable ORVMs, and a touchscreen infotainment system. For safety, the car has dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and standard rear parking sensors. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis price starts at Rs 5.10 lakh (ex-showroom). It competes with the likes of Renault Kwid, Hyundai Santro, and Tata Punch.