Maruti Suzuki WagonR moved on to its third generation recently. The reason for choosing the Heartect platform was due to the enhanced rigidity as well as subsequent safety. A crash test conducted by Global NCAP today though accorded the WagonR with only two stars. The version tested was the base Lxi. As part of the safety norms in India, the Maruti WagonR has got a driver airbag in place, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminders for front passengers and rear parking sensors.
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Out of the total 17 points that can be given to a car for adult protection, the WagonR got only 6.93. For the child protection, Maruti’s tall boy garnered 16.33 out of 49. Global NCAP noted that the grown-up passenger protection is good though the chest protection was weak. The footwell and the body structure was rated as unstable. As for a child above three years, the WagonR will not be able to restrict head movement in the event of crash. For an 18-month old child, the protection was good but could have been better in the chest region. ISOFIX child seat anchorages aren’t standard in the WagonR.
Maruti offers the WagonR in India with two petrol engines. There is a CNG on offer as well but only with the bigger 1.2-litre engine. Maruti offers a choice of 5-speed manual or AMT with the WagonR. It is expected that Maruti will issue a statement on how safe their cars are and them following all the Indian crash safety norms.