As Indias leading car brand, Maruti Suzuki is committed to ensuring safety in the cars its manufactures and the initiatives we drive for road safety awareness. Maruti Suzuki cars come with advanced safety features and are extensively tested and validated to ensure complete compliance to the safety standards laid down by the competent authorities in India.
Clearing The Air on Safety
Modern car buyers are discerning in nature and well-aware of their buying choices. Be it features, engine performance, utility, convenience or safety – every aspect is important.
However, when it comes to safety, a lot of buyers emphasize on third party safety ratings alone to determine how safe a car is. It may be a parameter to consider but it is also essential to assess how credible it is.
At present, there are multiple independent agencies that test car safety, the results of which play a part in the choice that a car buyer makes.
But is this ‘perceived’ sense of safety enough when buying a car? Before you ponder on that, consider this: -
1. Most independent agencies that test car safety are private which means their standards, processes, and results are not accredited.
2. As a result, there is no quality control in how the cars are tested.
3. Thirdly, the variants being tested differs from one car to another.
4. The testing conditions do not factor the driving conditions of markets considered.
While you may get a safety rating at the end of it all, it doesn’t really provide a clear picture of how safe the car really is. At the end of the day, car safety is important but it’s equally critical to understand how accurately it is being evaluated. In light of it all, such crash tests can only be endorsed when they are properly regulated.
Maruti Suzuki has always been at the forefront of introducing safety features in our cars. For instance, we are the first manufacturer to introduce the speed warning system after which the industry followed suit. In fact, every Maruti Suzuki car comes with features like dual airbags, ABS + EBD, pedestrian protection compliance, and complete impact compliance. In our pursuit to make our cars safer, we have also introduced features like 6 Airbags*, ESP*, Head Up Display* and 360 View Camera*.
We are completely #DrivenBySafety