The Suzuki Vitara comes with Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard that helped the crossover score higher points over other models in the test.

2015 Suzuki Vitara Euro NCAP Crash Test
The Suzuki Vitara was officially unveiled last year & could make it to India

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) released the results of its latest crash test session which included the Suzuki Vitara, Renault Espace, Fiat 500X and the Mazda2 cars. Scoring a major +1 for the Japanese manufacturer, the Vitara achieved a full five-star safety rating on the crash tests offering better protection than the Renault Espace that also scored full five stars. In contrast, the 500X and the Mazda2 were able to achieve only four stars at the Euro NCAP crash tests.

The Suzuki Vitara that is likely to come to India in the following years did better than the competition scoring 89 percent rating for adult occupant protection, 85 percent for child occupant, 76 percent for pedestrian and 75 percent for safety assist. In addition, the Suzuki crossover also received points for the Autonomous Emergency Braking system that has been included in Euro NCAP’s rating scheme since last year.

Coming extremely close to the Suzuki Vitara was the Renault Espace in providing safety and scored 82 percent for adult occupant protection, 89 percent for child occupant, 70 percent for pedestrian protection and 80 percent for safety assist. The frontal offset test concluded that the dashboard structures on the Espace presented a risk of injury on the passenger side while the side impact barrier test saw the rear driver’s side door open, which could result in the ejection of passengers.

The Fiat 500X gained healthy points across all the Euro NCAP tests scoring 85 percent for child occupant protection, 74 percent for pedestrian and 64 percent for safety assist but majorly lost out in the final ratings due to the autonomous emergency braking system not being offered as standard. The same applied for the Mazda2 as well and both the cars weren’t assessed for performance at low speeds in typical city driving.

Suzuki Vitara Euro NCAP Adult Protection
The Vitara scored 89% for adult occupant protection and 85% for child occupant
Suzuki Vitara Euro NCAP Child Protection Result
The Vitara scored 76% for pedestrian protection & 75% for safety assist
Suzuki Vitara Euro NCAP Crash Test Results
Powering the Vitara is the 1.6-litre motor producing 120 HP and 320 Nm of torque
Fiat 500X Euro NCAP Crash Test Results
Fiat has no plans to bring the 500X to India at present
Fiat 500X Euro NCAP Crash Test Results
The 500X lost on scores due to the absence of Autonomous Emergency braking as standard
Fiat 500X Euro NCAP Crash 4 Stars
The 500X did post a good result with 85% for child occupant, 74% for pedestrian & 64% for safety assist