The new Suzuki Swift has been awarded a maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP safety assessment. It offers increased occupant protection since it has seven airbags (including a newly adopted knee airbag) as standard equipment; a lightweight, impact-absorbing body; and front seats that reduce the risk of whiplash in the event of a rear impact.
It also offers increased pedestrian protection in the event of an accident and incorporates active-safety technologies, such as an Electronic Stability Program.
High performance in all four Euro NCAP test categories led to the five-star rating. Euro NCAP is an independent car safety assessment programme backed by seven European Governments, the European Comission and motoring and consumer organizations in every EU country.
Date Published: September 2, 2010
Author: David Brown