Tuesday, 17 September 2013


In Malaysia, the importance of safety specification on buying a car stills very low and not a big issue . Several developed country has mandatory testing rating requirement and list of safety equipment must be install before they can sell the car there. I think most of us always heard freak accident which the car break into two pieces, skidded to left and plunge into river.

Even the fate is playing domain roles here but sometimes the high end safety equipment can save us from more damage and injury. 

Talking about safety rating, I have cross over a recent testing on famous car model in Malaysia Suzuki Swift CKD 1.4 GLX by Asean NCAP.

In test 2010 by Euro NCAP Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL have achieved 5 star rating where Adult Occupant 94%, Child Occupant 82%, Pedestrian 62% and Safety Assist 71% .( Euro NCAP Rating Suzuki Swift Source :http://www.euroncap.com/results/suzuki/swift/2010/403.aspx)

The result shows the car is have 4 star rating category which scored 13.32 in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 77% in Child Occupant Protection (COP) Rating. This Phase II test show Suzuki Swift CKD is best in his CKD class to achieve these ratings. However the absent of Vehicles Stability Control (VSC) features on Suzuki Swift has decreased the one star behind.

The Suzuki Swift CKD 1.4 GLX safety kit consists of dual airbags, ABS and EBD with brake assist, and the 1,000 kg vehicle rides on 16-inch multi-spoke alloys, wrapped with 185/55 series tyre.

I already bought a Suzuki Swift 1.4 GLX as this is one of the reason why I choose this car.

Source for ASEAN NCAP Suzuki Swift Result : http://www.aseancap.org