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I am curious, did Maruti Suzuki Alto clear the crash test in 2019 and feature in the list of #SafeCarsForIndia considering the fact that India's best selling car failed its crash test in 2014?

In the Suzuki Maruti Alto 800, the vehicle structure proved inadequate and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to the occupants. The extent of the structural weaknesses in this model were such that fitting airbags would not be effective in reducing the risk of serious injury.

In the 64km/h NCAP test, the Suzuki-Maruti Alto 800 achieved a zero-star rating for its adult occupant protection. The vehicle structure was rated as unstable, increasing the risk of life-threatening injuries and making the car unsuitable for the fitment of airbags.Using the child seats recommended by Suzuki-Maruti, the Alto 800 achieved a two-star rating for child protection.

The Alto 800 was also not able to meet the UN’s minimum safety requirements in the 56km/h crash test.
 

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I am curious, did Maruti Suzuki Alto clear the crash test in 2019 and feature in the list of #SafeCarsForIndia considering the fact that India's best selling car failed its crash test in 2014?

In the Suzuki Maruti Alto 800, the vehicle structure proved inadequate and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to the occupants. The extent of the structural weaknesses in this model were such that fitting airbags would not be effective in reducing the risk of serious injury.

In the 64km/h NCAP test, the Suzuki-Maruti Alto 800 achieved a zero-star rating for its adult occupant protection. The vehicle structure was rated as unstable, increasing the risk of life-threatening injuries and making the car unsuitable for the fitment of airbags.Using the child seats recommended by Suzuki-Maruti, the Alto 800 achieved a two-star rating for child protection.

The Alto 800 was also not able to meet the UN’s minimum safety requirements in the 56km/h crash test.
No, I guess. There are no records of any crash tests for Alto 800 after 2014.

Here's a video clip of the crash test from 2014.
 

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In addition to the video that was released, here is a detailed report of the crash test from 2014.
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However, the new Maruti Suzuki Alto is not just about the facelift. The bigger upgrades to the car are under the skin. Maruti has strengthened the Alto’s front end to comply with the latest crash-test norms (applicable to all cars from October 1, 2019). The new Alto is also 50mm longer than the outgoing version (which measured 3,395mm). This increase in length is due to a new bumper design that helps the Alto clear pedestrian safety regulations that come into effect on October 1, 2020. Additionally, the new Alto also gets a standard driver’s airbag in all its variants, along with ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, a driver and a front-passenger seat-belt reminder, and a speed alert system — all of which are now mandatory safety requirements. The base Std and mid-spec LXi trims get passenger airbags as an option, while dual airbags are standard on the top-spec VXi trim.
 

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