In response to an image from Tata mocking 2-star Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Suzuki has released an image on its social media platforms. Read on for more details.
After a range of Global NCAP testing, Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors have got involved in a “cold war” on social medial platforms. After the Maruti S-Presso receives zero in the Global NCAP crash test, Tata published an image featuring a broken cup with coffee beans to ridicule the S-Presso. Recently, the home-grown automaker shared another image teasing the Maruti Wagon R, which has got 2 stars in the crash test. To respond to this, the Indian largest automaker has released an image on its social media platform.
Marutui Suzuki’s image features the Wagon R and says that the hatchback has been trusted by over 24 lakh families in India. Posted with the image is the caption: “That's what makes us who we are: a truly Dil Se Strong connection with the entire WagonR family!”. First launched in 1999, Maruti Wagon R is among the top-selling cars in the Indian auto market with a total sales number of 24 lakh units, according to the reports of the auto manufacturer in December 2019.
Noteworthily, Tata is also promoting the Tata Tiago through the same tactic. The Tiago is the safest car in the segment with four stars awarded by Global NACP. Nevertheless, the structure and the footwell of the car have been accessed to be unstable. Tata vehicles are well-known for their high level of safety. While the Tata Tiago and Tigor got four stars, the Tata Nexon and the Altroz received five stars in the Global NACP crash tests.
Maruti Suzuki has earlier shared an official statement after the S-Presso got a zero-star rating from Global NCAP.
“Safety is a critical issue and is therefore closely regulated by governments around the world as they are responsible for the safety of the people in their countries. It cannot be left to the opinion of any self proclaimed party. The Government of India has recently increased the stringency of car crash test standards and made them identical to European standards. All products of the company are fully compliant with these global standards and duly tested and certified by the Government of India.”
In response to an earlier attack on the S-Presso by Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki also shared an image on Twitter, saying: “We are India’s favourite automobile brand” with a disclaimer: “This claim is undisputed”. For your information, also in the same results announcement, the Kia Seltos got three stars; Hyundai Grand i10 was awarded two stars. The 2020 Mahindra Thar also received a 4-star rating, which makes it the safest vehicle in its segment with the most number of points.