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Will go for Bharat NCAP 'star rating' only if customer wants it: Maruti

Says if buyers want BNCAP rating, they'll be charged for it

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Even as Indian car buyers are getting increasingly sensitive about safety, it is still not in the top five criteria when shopping for a vehicle, points out an auto industry executive

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
India’s biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki would go for the Bharat NCAP ‘star rating’ for its vehicles only if the customer shows a preference for the mechanism proposed under the Bharat New Car Assessment Progr­amme, the draft of which was recently approved by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, said the company’s chairman, R C Bhargava.

“If customers start saying that they want cars that are safety rated, manufacturers will make it and charge customers for it,” Bhargava told Business Standard, stressing, as of now, it is volu­ntary and not mandatory to get cars rated.

“Why are you assuming that manufacturers have

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 8:39 PM IST

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