After Twitter jab by Tata Motors on crash tests, Maruti has 'undisputed claim'

Tata Motors had underlined its safety standards after Maruti Suzuki S-Presso failed in Global NCAP crash tests.Maruti maintains its cars meet all safety standards in the country.Maruti Suzuki has now stated it is India's favourite automobile brand.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 21 Nov 2020, 08:54 AM
File photo of Maruti Suzuki Swift which has been a best-seller for the company. (Image used for representational purpose)
File photo of Maruti Suzuki Swift which has been a best-seller for the company. (Image used for representational purpose)
File photo of Maruti Suzuki Swift which has been a best-seller for the company. (Image used for representational purpose)
File photo of Maruti Suzuki Swift which has been a best-seller for the company. (Image used for representational purpose)

Maruti Suzuki's official Twitter handle recently 'fought back' against indirect jabs by Tata Motors' Twitter handle which had pointed out how safe its cars are after the S-Presso had failed to get safety stars in a Global NCAP crash test. While both handles didn't name each other, Maruti Suzuki underlined that it is India's favourite automobile brand. "This claim is undisputed."

Twitter has recently seen a spurt in 'This claim is disputed/undisputed' memes after the social media platform itself had announced labels and warning messages on suspect tweets. Users soon started adding their own label and Maruti Suzuki joined the growing trend by doing so on its message. "And we’re dedicated to continue strengthening our place in all your hearts – our favorite family of customers!" the caption read.

Similar Cars

Find More Cars
Maruti Suzuki S-presso (HT Auto photo)
Sponsored
Maruti Suzuki S-presso
998 cc | Petrol | Manual | 24.12 kmpl | 66 bhp
₹4.25 - 5.99 Lakh**Ex-showroom price
Hyundai Grand I10 Nios (HT Auto photo)
Hyundai Grand I10 Nios
1197 cc | Petrol | Manual | 21 kmpl
₹5.19 - 8.52 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Maruti Suzuki Alto (HT Auto photo)
Maruti Suzuki Alto
796 cc | Petrol | Manual | 22.05 kmpl
₹3.15 - 4.84 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Hyundai Casper (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Hyundai Casper
999 cc | Petrol | Manual
₹4 - 7 Lakhs* *Expected Price
Maruti Suzuki Eeco (HT Auto photo)
Maruti Suzuki Eeco
1196 cc | Petrol | Manual | 16.11 kmpl
₹4.3 - 5.61 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price

The tweet may seem a one-off but it does come just days after Tata Motors had indirectly poked the country's largest car maker for having its S-Presso come a cropper in the Global NCAP tests. "Driving is #SeriouslyFun, only when you live it up with safety," Tata Motors Cars had tweeted. There was also a photo with the tweet which showed a broken coffee mug and a message which read - We don't break that easy. (Full report here)

FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on
FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on

Tata Motors' twitter handle would also take an apparent dig at Hyundai for getting two safety stars for its Grand i10. “You can only wow some by just being grand on the paper. Make your drives #SeriouslyFun and awesome with the best-in-segment safety of New Tiago, rated 4 Stars by GNCAP." (Full report here)

Many see these Twitter messages as light-hearted banter and something that may also serve to remind OEMs about safety standards and constantly work on improving these. And while Maruti may have reacted to the Global NCAP tests on the S-Presso by stating that the car meets all safety standards outlined in India, there is little doubting the fact that it is indeed the largest-selling passenger vehicle company. And by far.

In terms of domestic sales volumes, Hyundai is second while Tata Motors has shown some determination with its product portfolio and is currently placed third.

First Published Date: 21 Nov 2020, 08:52 AM IST
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city