The fourth generation Suzuki Swift has received a 5-star rating in Collision Safety Performance Assessment from JNCAP. This is also the highest safety rating for a car under the Japan New Car Assessment Program. In Preventive Safety Performance Assessment, the Swift attained the top Advanced Safety Vehicle (ASV++) rating.
The JDM-spec Suzuki Swift scored 87.8 points in occupants protection and 78.87 points in pedestrian protection. These points, added with the 4.0 points for Passenger Seat Belt Reminder (PSBR), total to 178.3 points, which put it among the overall 5-star rated cars.
The JDM-spec Suzuki Swift is a lot safer than the Euro-spec and Indian Swift. Although both have ABS with EBD and BA as standard, the Indian-spec Swift however, features two airbags (driver and front passenger) as standard, while the JDM-spec Swift features six airbags (driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side, and curtain) as standard. Moreover, the latter also includes ESP across the range, as well as Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigation system.
The Euro-NCAP crash test score for the fourth generation Swift is 3-stars for the base variant, and 4-stars for the up-spec version.
The JDM Swift is available with more safety and driver assistance systems including Hill Hold Control (HHC), around view monitor, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Weaving alert, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), high-beam assist and all-wheel disc brakes.
The fourth generation Swift debuted in December 2016 in Japan and later went on for sale in other parts of the world. However in Pakistan, Pak Suzuki is yet to get rid of the second generation Swift which was globally retired back in 2010.
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