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#SaferCarsForAfrica: How safe is Suzuki's Ignis on SA roads?

2019-05-29 14:00
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Image: AA

Just how safe is Suzuki's popular Ignis in South Africa? Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa has launched the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

The three models tested show reasonable safety performance for adult occupants but, says Global NCAP, "disappointing results for child occupant protection."

The models tested by Global NCAP are the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze and Suzuki Ignis



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Suzuki Ignis - 3 stars for adult safety, 1 for child protection


The Ignis achieved three stars for Adult Occupant Protection in the frontal crash test at 64km/h. The vehicle structure was rated as unstable and offered weak chest protection for the driver. Child safety of the Ignis achieved a low score because Suzuki did not recommend a CRS for the test. 

Global NCAP considers that car manufacturers are responsible for all occupants in the car and for this reason they must always recommend the CRS to be used in the test. When they decline to do so, the car manufacturer is not awarded points during the test. 

Comparing this car with the same model for Europe, while the South African Ignis has two airbags and ABS as standard, the European version of the car offers as standard: 6 airbags (2 frontal, 2 side body and 2 side curtain airbags) and Electronic Stability Control.

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