Suzuki Ertiga crash test
Suzuki Ciaz, Ertiga received 2 stars for child occupant protection. Pictured: Suzuki Ertiga at crash testAsean NCAP

The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) in conjunction with the fourth edition of ASEAN Automobile Safety Forum (AASF) 2016 held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 31, announced the test results of Suzuki Ertiga and Ciaz. Both the cars have received four stars out of the five in the rating scale for adult occupant protection (AOP) in the crash test.

The Ertiga MPV scored 12.39 points to attain four stars in AOP. As for child occupant protection (COP), it achieved 2 stars by meeting 33 percent compliance. The vehicle that was tested — a 1.4-litre petrol model of the Ertiga manufactured in Indonesia — is equipped with standard dual airbag for its frontal occupants. The Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) is present only for the driver while anti-lock braking system (ABS) is offered as optional. Electronic stability control , ISOFIX and top tether are not available in the tested Ertiga.

The Ciaz received 14.56 points in AOP. It met 37 percent compliancy for its COP, which gets a 2-star rating. The tested vehicle — a 1.4-litre petrol powered Ciaz manufactured in Thailand — is equipped with dual frontal airbags while the Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) is present only for the driver. ABS is offered in this variant while Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ISOFIX and top tether are not available.

Last month, Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) crash test conducted for five Indian cars saw all of them registering zero stars. The tested models were Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon, Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco and the Celerio. After the announcement of the disappointing results, Renault India responded by affirming better safety features for future Kwid variants.

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