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Suzuki Alto

Suzuki Alto 1.0 GL, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Suzuki Alto

Suzuki Alto 1.0 GL, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 20 pts | 55%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Weak, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
10.4 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Marginal, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.1 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
0.0 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 23 pts | 46%
PERFORMANCE
7.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
0.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
4.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer DUO Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
2.0 pts
See comments
Total 13 pts | 35%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
9.5 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
3.3 pts


Total 2 pts | 29%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
1.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
1.0 pts
driver
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Suzuki Alto 1.0 GL, RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 885kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies 2009 model year Altos
Class SUPERMINI
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Dummy readings indicated marginal protection of the driver's lower legs. Side impact airbags are optional on some variants of the Alto. The thorax-protecting airbag is expected to be widely sold and was included in the tests; the head-protecting bag is not and was not fitted to the test vehicle, and no pole test was performed. In the side barrier test, protection of the chest was marginal. Protection against whiplash injuries in rear impacts was also rated as marginal.

Child occupant
The 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing seat, recorded high chest deceleration in the frontal impact but forward movement of the dummy's head was not excessive. In the side impact, the heads of both chid dummies were properly contained by the restraints. The passenger airbag cannot be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats is not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The front edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection it offers to pedestrians' legs. The protection offered by the bumper was marginal. Poor protection was provided by the bonnet in most areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult or a child.

Safety assist
In response to Euro NCAP's new rating scheme, Suzuki have decided to make electronic stability control an option on all variants of the Alto and standard on some. Sales of ESC as standard equipment are not expected to meet Euro NCAP's requirements for the full three points to be awarded but are sufficient to gain the car an additional point for this area of assessment. A driver's seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment.

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