Maruti Suzuki Baleno And Hyundai Creta Build Quality Tested In This Accident
Recently a Hyundai Creta crashed in the back of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Both cars are among the best-selling vehicles on the market, and as a result, the news of their accident gained attention on the Internet. The severity of the accident was not high and no one was injured. However, one of the two cars sustained considerable damage as a result of the accident.
So let’s go ahead and find out more about the incident.
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Creta accident
Although we have a very short video of the incident, it is more than enough to understand the scenario. In the video uploaded by Nikhil, we can see Hyundai Creta crashing into Maruti Baleno from behind. It happened when the driver of Baleno slowed down his car to take a right turn. During this time, the Creta driver who was following Suzuki Baleno could not apply the brakes in time and ended up hitting the sedan.
It seems the driver of the Hyundai Creta was not paying attention as there was both a safe distance and time to brake to comfortably avoid this accident. Also, you can see the correct Baleno indicator was flashing. This confirms that the driver of the Hyundai Creta was distracted during this whole incident and realized it when the accident became inevitable.
Despite the driver’s late response, the speed of the Hyundai Creta was quite low when it hit Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Still, the rear body of the premium sedan couldn’t deflect that impact. The car’s rear windshield was smashed. In addition, the rear hatch and rear bumper are compressed on the inside due to the impact.
On the other hand, Hyundai Creta looks totally intact. There isn’t even a scratch on the front side of Creta.
It is a fact that car bodies are made to absorb impact in collisions and for this reason, car bumpers break to release energy. However, it appears that Baleno’s body is made of a very light material given the slow speed of the collision. This incident once again calls into question the build quality of Maruti Suzuki cars. The company does not have a very good reputation for the build quality of its cars.
Baleno and Creta Safety Assessment
Maruti Suzuki Baleno obtained a three-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash. On the other hand, Hyundai Creta holds a four star rating in Latin NCAP tests. Maruti Baleno is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India and the automaker has no shortage of fans. At the same time, Maruti is criticized for not living up to the build quality of its cars.
If these types of incidents continue to occur with Maruti cars, it will only damage the reputation of the automaker. More and more people are prioritizing safety over fuel consumption. We hope that Maruti will improve the build quality of its vehicles.
Do you think Maruti Suzuki will improve the build quality of its cars in the future or will it stay the same?