In the latest round of crash tests under its #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, Global NCAP tested four cars sold in our market, and the maruti Suzuki Wagon R was part of the list. The brand-new Wagon R which was launched at the start of 2019 and is one of the highest-selling models in india has received a lowly two-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.
As per its testing process, Global NCAP chose the base, 1.0-litre LXi version of the Wagon R for the crash test – one that only gets a driver's airbag as standard. In terms of points, the Wagon R scored 6.93 points out of 17 for adult occupant protection, and 16.33 points out of 49 for child occupant protection.
In its findings, Global NCAP states the Wagon R has an ‘unstable’ structure that is ‘not capable of withstanding further loadings’. While protection for the driver and front passenger is rated ‘good’, protection for the chest area of both is rated ‘weak’, and protection for the legs is rated ‘marginal’, with the report noting that ‘pedal displacement showed some risk to the lower legs of the driver.’