The Maruti Suzuki Invicto is a premium MPV that will be launched in India on July 5, 2023. It is a re-badged version of the Toyota Innova Hycross, which is a hybrid variant of the popular Innova Crysta. The Invicto will be sold through the NEXA dealership network and will compete with the likes of Kia Carnival and Mahindra Marazzo. Let’s Find out Invicto Crash Test Ratings and Safety Features.
Invicto Features and Comforts
The Invicto will offer a host of features and comforts for the buyers, such as a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, powered Ottoman seats for the second row, dual-zone climate control, a powered tailgate, ventilated front seats, TPMS, six airbags, and an ADAS suite.
Maruti Suzuki Invicto Crash Test Ratings
But how safe is the Invicto? Will it be able to protect its occupants in case of a crash? Well, we don’t have an official answer yet, as the Invicto has not been tested by any NCAP body so far. However, we can make some assumptions based on the crash test ratings of its donor vehicle, the Innova Hycross.
Innova Hycross Crash Test Ratings
The Innova Hycross was tested by ASEAN NCAP in 2016 and scored a respectable 4-star rating out of 5. It scored 14.10 points out of 16 for adult occupant protection and 41.69 points out of 49 for child occupant protection. It also scored 13 points out of 18 for safety assist technologies.
The Innova Hycross was equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist and seat belt reminders as standard. The higher variants also got side and curtain airbags, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.
Invicto Expected Crash Test Ratings
We can expect the Invicto to have similar or better safety features and performance than the Innova Hycross, as it will be marketed as a premium product by Maruti Suzuki. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki has been improving its safety standards in recent years, as evident from the 4-star rating achieved by the Vitara Brezza in Global NCAP tests.
However, we cannot be sure until the Invicto is tested by an independent body like Global NCAP or ASEAN NCAP. The crash test protocols and ratings may vary depending on the region and the testing agency. For instance, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga scored 3 stars in Global NCAP tests but 4 stars in ASEAN NCAP tests.
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Therefore, we will have to wait for the official crash test results of the Invicto to know how safe it really is. Until then, we can only hope that Maruti Suzuki has done its homework and has not compromised on safety for its upcoming MPV.