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New Suzuki Swift Only Has A Three Star Crash Rating, Unless You Option Safety Gear

The new Suzuki Swift netted a very 'meh' three star rating in its Euro NCAP crash test, achieving four stars only if you option an autonomous emergency brake system

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We’ve gotten to the point now where we just sort of assume a new car will get five stars in an NCAP crash test. Car safety has come a long way in recent years, to the point where a brand new supermini from a major manufacturer clocking only three stars stands out.

Three stars is the thoroughly meh score netted by the new Suzuki Swift in its recent Euro NCAP test. But, there’s a caveat: if you pay for the ‘safety pack’ with its autonomous emergency braking system, you’re looking a four star car.

A welcome improvement, but still down on many of its competitors. The Nissan Micra was also included in Euro NCAP’s latest bout of crash tests, and managed a five star rating. Again though, for the top rating, you need to have ticked the right option boxes to have an autonomous braking system - without it, it’s only a four star car.

What are your thoughts on these systems? Would you pay to option when buying a new car? Let us know in the comments.