The C-segment Sedan, Maruti Ciaz under the Suzuki brand has gone through a crash test where it performed well by achieving a 4-Star rating for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) out of 5 with 14.56 points, while the sedan met met 37% compliancy for its Child Occupant Protection (COP). The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 31.
The tested vehicle is a 1.4L petrol powered Suzuki Ciaz, manufactured in Thailand. The car is equipped with dual frontal airbags and Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR), which is present only for the driver, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is offered in this variant while Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ISOFIX and top tether are not available.
In India, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol unit draws its power from a 1.4-litre K-Series engine that produces a maximum power of 91bhp at 6000rpm in accordance with a peak torque of 130Nm at 4000rpm. The engine is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission, while there is also a 4-speed automatic gearbox on offer. On the other hand, the diesel variants come loaded with Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre , DDiS200 MJD engine which is good enough for making out a maximum power output of 89bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque performance of 200Nm at 1750rpm. The unit is paired with the company's conventional 5-speed manual gearbox, while there is no automatic transmission on offer in the diesel guise.
Last month, Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) crash test conducted for five Indian cars witnessed all of them recording a zero star rating. The tested models were Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Eeco and the Celerio, and Mahindra Scorpio.