auto news desk, Maruti Suzuki’s Alto K10 is one of the four Indian cars that were recently subjected to the new round of crash testing by Global NCAP. Along with this, cars like Maruti WagonR, Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus were also included. Maruti Suzuki’s Alto K10 has got a 2 star safety rating in this crash testing. It has received a 2 star safety rating for adult occupant protection and a zero star rating for child occupant protection.
How was the result of Maruti Alto K10?
Maruti’s entry level hatchback car got 21.67 out of 34 points in adult safety testing. It got 8.2 points in the frontal offset test and 12.4 points in the side movable deformable barrier test. In the frontal impact test, the car received decent head and neck protection for the driver and passenger, but negligible protection for the chest and knees. In side impact tests, head and abdomen protection was found to be adequate, but chest protection was very poor.
In this safety test, the bodyshell and footwell area were found to be stable and capable of withstanding any further loads. In this crash testing, Alto K10 got only 3.52 out of 49 points. While the 3-year-old child’s dummy also suffered multiple head and chest injuries from the front seat and adult seatbelts.
Why 2 Star Safety Rating?
Maruti’s Alto K10 GTR9/UN127 is not compliant with pedestrian safety norms. It lacks three-point seat belts with CRS and ISOFIX child seat anchorages for all passengers. Also, it does not get electronic stability control as standard. It only gets dual front airbags, front seat belt reminder and seat belt pretensioner.
Competes with Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
In the market, this car competes with Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, it gets a 1.2 liter petrol engine. Along with this, many features are also available in it. Although its price is also much higher than Alto K10.