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Maruti Baleno scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP

Maruti Baleno scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 21 April 2016, 13:42 PM

The India-made Maruti Suzuki Baleno has achieved three stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. The one tested is a Euro-spec model which comes with six airbags, while in India the Baleno comes with dual front airbags and ABS as standard. The score is fairly impressive given the fact that the Baleno’s kerb weight is under 900 kilograms.

The test noted that the Euro-spec Baleno offered good protection to the knees and femur for the driver and the passenger in a frontal offset collision, thereby scoring 80 per cent in adult occupant safety. The Baleno which was equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system scored a four-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test. The safety pack loaded car scored 85 per cent in adult occupant safety, 73 per cent in child occupant safety, 65 per cent in pedestrian safety and 25 per cent in safety assist.

The two cars used for the test came with safety features like front and rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, an ISOFIX child seat mount, dual front airbags, seatbelt reminder, side head airbags for the front as well as rear occupants and side chest airbags in the front.

Maruti Baleno is offered in petrol and diesel engine options in India. The petrol version gets a 1.2-litre engine that generates 83bhp of power. The diesel variant gets a 1.3-litre engine which generated 75bhp of power. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission, while the CVT transmission is optional only in the petrol guise.

 

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