RediGo, Ertiga, Santro and WagonR Global NCAP Results Disappointing – Claimed To Meet Indian Norms


In what could be termed as performance below par, Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro have achieved a 2-star rating in the latest round of Global NCAP (GNCAP) crash testing process. In addition to these vehicles, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Datsun redi-Go were also tested for their crash safety provisions. While Ertiga scored a 3-star rating, redi-Go managed to achieve only a 1-star rating. RediGo, Ertiga, Santro and WagonR Global NCAP Results in short, are disappointing

The safety rating agency said that the base-version of Maruti WagonR, i.e., 1.0-liter LXI equipped with driver-side airbag was used for testing purposes. The result of the crash test revealed that while the car offers good and adequate protection for the driver’s and passenger’s neck respectively, the safety offered to their chests and knees was quite weak. The car’s body shell was rated unstable and similar comments word made about its footwell area The child restraint system (CRS) for 3-year old and 18-month old failed to offer adequate protection and the report highlighted the fact that WagonR doesn’t offer Isofix anchorages and 3-point seatbelt for all seats.


Similar to the WagonR, Hyundai Santro also offered good protection to the head and neck of the driver and passenger though the chest protection offered by the car was turned out to be weak and marginal. The body shell of the Santro was declared unstable and so was the comment about its footwell. The results of the CRS tests were along the same lines as Maruti WagonR with report highlighting that Hyundai Santro, like WagonR, doesn’t offer a 3-point seat belt and Isofix child seat mountings. These results are a mixed bag and disappointing in a manner that no car in the latest round of crash safety test was able to receive a 5-star rating. However, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has performed slightly better while achieving a 3-star crash safety rating.

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