Suzuki Alto (A-Star) gets only 3 star Euro NCAP crash test rating

29/05/2009 - 20:32 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

A few years ago, I think the Daewoo Matiz (Chevrolet Spark to recent followers) also scored 3 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

The Alto hatchback (locally called A-Star), built at Suzuki's Indian facility in Manesar and rebadged as the Pixo for Europe, received 46%, 25% and 39% for adult passenger protection, child protection and safety assistance performance respectively.

To give you an example of the result, the Hyundai i20, which is a class higher than the Alto received maximum five stars and its peer i10 scored four stars in its recent test.

The Euro NCAP tests assist manufacturers in knowing where it loses out to the competition. As a remedy to the low score, Suzuki immediately offers ESP as an option on one of the base models.

Many Indians believe in fate, so this option would be a joke to customers in here.

Source- Euro NCAP

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