The fourth-generation Suzuki Swift was just subjected to the ASEAN NCAP Crash Safety Assessment and the hatchback was awarded a 4-Star crash safety rating. The results may come as a surprise to many considering that as a global product, the Swift did not equal or better the Perodua Myvi’s 5-Star rating.

The Suzuki Swift in question is the 1.2-litre GL variant manufactured in Thailand and Japan for the Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines and Singapore market. Standard safety items across the variant line up are dual airbags, ABS, front passenger seat belt reminders and ISOFIX mounting points. The Advanced Forward Detection System driver assist system available for the Europe market is not available for models sold in the ASEAN region.

The Swift scored 27.69 (out of 36) for Adult Occupant Protection and in the Child Occupant Protection category it scored 39.11 (out of 49). Due to the lack of advanced driver assist systems, the Swift only managed a 9.10 (out of 18) for the Safety Assist category. All these give the Swift an overall weighted score of 71.05 points and a 4-Star ASEAN NCAP crash safety rating.

Commenting on its overall rating ASEAN NCAP writes: “The Swift is equipped with Anti-lock Braking System as a standard fitment across all variants. However, Electronic Stability Control is only available for variants in Singapore and Thailand market. Seatbelt Reminder System for both frontal occupants is fitted as standard in all available countries with Singapore having the system extended to its rear occupants.”