The much talked about Suzuki Jimny debuted in Europe and it has already been crash tested. The 2018 Suzuki Jimny was crash tested by Euro NCAP. It scored three stars out of five in the crash tests. The scores were distributed as 73 per cent for adult occupancy, 52 for pedestrians, 84 for child occupancy and 50 for safety systems. Suzuki has equipped the Jimny with six airbags, ABS with EBD, lane keeping assist as well as autonomous emergency braking.
Assessment of the Suzuki Jimny for adult protection
The Suzuki Jimny, in its front offset crash test, scored less. The reason was down to the driver airbag not deploying adequately. Euro NCAP says, “There was insufficient pressure in the driver’s airbag to prevent it from ‘bottoming out’, allowing the head to contact
the steering wheel.”The driver side was also found to unstable though the readings for the knee as well as femur was found to be good, Euro NCAP also noted that the dashboard intrusions may harm passengers of different sizes. Front seat whiplash tests yielded marginal safety results while those on the rear were rated as good.
While rating was good for the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) feature, it didn’t factor in the overall rating. This was because Euro NCAP requires good head restraint performance as a pre-requisite for AEB points.
What exactly is the Suzuki Jimny
The Suzuki Jimny is a compact SUV which was launched in Japan a couple of months ago. It is the third generation model and gets 4×4. The Jimny is also considered as one of the most capable off-roaders Suzuki has ever built. It is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine in Europe. This engine makes 102PS of power and 130Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission choices are offered. Unfortunately, there is still no confirmation if this compact off-roader will make its way to India or not.