In the pursuit of designing cars with improved occupant safety and better structural rigidity; Maruti Suzuki has developed the HEARTECT platform where UHSS and AHSS (Ultra & Advanced High Tensile Steels) has been extensively used. UHSS and AHSS are stronger than standard automotive grade steel.
The HEARTECT platform uses a continuous and smooth frame that uniformly disperses the impact energy throughout the car to keep the occupants safe. Owing to its robust nature, the HEARTECT platform underpins 8 models within the Maruti Suzuki line-up, including Baleno, Dzire, Ertiga, Ignis, S-Presso, Swift, WagonR, and XL6.
Key Features of the HEARTECT Platform
• Improved Strength and Rigidity
The use of advances materials known as UHSS and AHSS along with a flowing design makes the cars safer. Moreover, the cars built on this platform are rigorously tested to meet the safety norms prescribed by the Indian Government.
• Enhanced Driving Dynamics
The HEARTECT platform offers improved the power to weight ratio. When you combine that with the improved stiffness of the frame, you get improved handling and driving experience.
• Reduced NVH Levels
Along with being safer, the cars built on the HEARTECT platform have reduced NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harness) levels. This helps in improving the in-cabin experience while driving.
The fifth-generation HEARTECT platform is a well-engineered frame that improves the safety, efficiency as well as the driving dynamics – it is automotive innovation to deliver safety from the ground up.