IAB Report - Thai-made Suzuki Celerio crash tested, gets only 3/5 stars [Video]

06/11/2014 - 12:23 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Did not qualify for side pole crash test.

The Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) have crash tested the Suzuki Celerio, which is due for a German launch on November 24. The made-in-Thailand hatchback received a crash test score of 3/5.

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As per Euro NCAP guidelines, the frontal impact test was conducted at 64 km/h with a 40 percent overlap on a deformable barrier. The side impact test was carried out with a barrier hitting the driver side door at 50 km/h.

Suzuki celerio euro ncap front crash
The Celerio in Europe will come with dual front airbags, ABS, ESP and front side airbags as standard.

The model that was tested was powered by the 1.0-liter K-Series engine (a DualJet engine will also be seen on the European model), and was equipped with standard features like dual front airbags, ABS, front side airbags and ESP (the latter two of which are not offered on the Indian model even as optional extras).

For large part, the testing body says that the Celerio offered adequate protection, but the car got a 'Poor' for whiplash protection for rear seat passengers. The Celerio did not qualify for the side pole test, as a head protecting side-impact airbag is optional and not standard. The Euro NCAP only tests the standard features on a car.

Suzuki celerio euro ncap side crash
For Europe, the Celerio is made in Thailand.

Also read: Suzuki Celerio to launch in Indonesia by end of this year

To truly understand the Celerio's safety from an Indian perspective, a comparable crash test of the India-made car would need to be carried out. As with the case of the Swift, the Global NCAP testing agency revealed that the crash worthiness of the India-made car was inferior to that of the European model built in Hungary.

Suzuki Celerio Euro NCAP Crash Test Report

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