Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga has been a mass market favourite. It is the most reasonable family car with a seating capacity of up to 7 passengers and the sales over the 2 generations prove that there is ample demand for such cars. The Global NCAP have now put the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga through a crash test, and this MPV has come out with a 3-star safety rating. This was the 2nd generation of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga which was crash tested.
The Ertiga got a score of 3 stars for adult protection and 3 stars for child safety in times of a crash. The structure of the vehicle was termed as borderline unstable and this can be improved. The footwell area of the Ertiga got an unstable rating as the ABC pedals could displace and cause damage to the legs of the driver. For the passengers, head and neck protection was rated good while the chest protection for the front passenger was also rated as good. Chest protection for the driver though was only marginal. Evem the passenger pretensioner for the seatbelt failed to work effectively. On an 18th month old dummy, child occupant safety rating was poor but overall for child safety 3 stars were granted. Global NCAP expects that the Ertiga should get 3 point seatbelts for all passengers.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with quite a few safety features as standard, right from the base variant. This includes dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX in 2nd row, front seatbelt pretensioner and force limiter, seat belt reminder, high speed alert system, speed sensing door lock, reverse parking sensors and central locking.
The Ertiga is sold in a 1.5L petrol engine option with smart hybrid producing 77 kW of power and the 1.5L DDiS 225 motor producing 70 kW of power. The Ertiga petrol without SHVS is offered with a CNG kit as well.