Most unsafe cars on sale in India in 2024: Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS and more


While car safety in India has improved significantly in recent years, some models still lag behind in important safety features. These vehicles received low ratings from Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), an independent crash testing agency. Take a look at the seven least safe cars currently available in India, according to the latest GNCAP ratings.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Maruti Eeco tops the list of unsafe cars. In 2016 crash tests, the Eeco got 0 stars for adult safety and a slightly better 2 stars for child safety. The Eeco is a budget-friendly, 5-seater mini van. It offers a spacious cabin and a powerful 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder NA petrol engine for daily commuting needs. The price of this model starts from Rs 5.32 lakh, ex-showroom.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, a popular micro-SUV, received a 1-star rating in the latest NCAP tests. It scored 20.03 points out of a possible 34 for adult occupant protection and 3.52 points for child occupant protection. The older version of the S-Presso, tested under the older protocol, received an even lower 0-star rating. This model is available in four variants, whose ex-showroom price starts from Rs 4.26 lakh.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The popular Hyundai hatchback received a 2-star rating in the GNCAP safety assessment tests, scoring 7.05 out of 17 for adult safety and 15 out of 49 for child safety. Overall it scored 22.05 out of 66. Prices start from Rs 5.92 lakh, ex-showroom.


Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

The Alto K10 hatchback, a popular model in the budget car segment, managed to score a slightly better 2-star rating in the latest NCAP tests. The hatch scored 21.67/34 points for adult safety and 3.52/49 points for child safety. It is one of the most affordable cars in India, with ex-showroom prices starting at just Rs 4 lakh.

renault kwid

After this, Renault Kwid is another popular hatchback in the budget segment. The NCAP rating of the Kwid is based on the old testing protocol, where it got 2 stars. It scored 7.78 points for adult occupant safety and 19.68 points for child occupant safety.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Next is the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R hatchback, another popular budget car. Like the Alto K10, the Wagon R also got a 2-star rating in the NCAP tests. It scored 19.69 points for adult safety and 3.40 points for child safety. Prices for this model start from Rs 5.55 lakh, ex-showroom.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift, a well-established name in the hatchback segment, received a 1-star rating from Global NCAP. While it offers a feature-rich package and sporty performance, the car scored 19.9 points for adult safety and 16.68 points for child safety.

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