What is a Car Platform?
The car platform is another term that is used to describe the chassis of the car. The platform is basically the main supporting structure of the vehicle to which the rest of the components of the car are attached. The platform or chassis is the base that provides the vehicle its strength and structure. It is also responsible for supporting the weight of the vehicle as well as the load of passengers and luggage that the car carries. As can be seen, the strength of a car’s chassis is proportional to the sturdiness and strength of the car.
Does a platform decide how safe a car is? While a car needs many features to be deemed safe, the platform that it is built on is one of the most important. In our pursuit to enhance occupant safety in our cars and ensure better structural integrity, the HEARTECT platform has been developed by Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti Suzuki HEARTECT Platform
The Maruti Suzuki HEARTECT platform makes sure that the car is safe to drive and can protect its occupants in case of a crash. Built with Ultra and Advanced High Tensile Steels, it has a smooth and continuous frame that uniformly disperses the impact energy generated at the time of a crash throughout the car to ensure that the occupants are safe. Another benefit of the HEARTECT platform is that it helps enhance driving performance and fuel efficiency as it offers better stability and control.
How the HEARTECT platform Enhances Drivability
The HEARTECT platform has been designed with features that offer several benefits. These include:
Increased Safety: The ultra and advanced high tensile steels that are used to build the HEARTECT platform make it extremely strong and sturdy. Apart from this, the continuous design of the frame ensures uniform impact absorption. The design language of the platform is one of the biggest reasons why it is considered one of the best in car chassis today.
Enhanced Drivability: The platform comes with improved body stiffness and a better power-to-weight ratio, which offers you a better NVH performance as well as better ride and handling.
Thoroughly Tested: The HEARTECT Platform has undergone extensive testing to ensure its capabilities. It has been validated for durability as well as offset, side, and passenger compliance.
The HEARTECT platform is a revolutionary product by Maruti Suzuki which underpins Dzire, Ertiga, S-Presso, Swift, and WagonR in Maruti Suzuki Arena and the likes of Baleno, Ignis, and XL6 when it comes to NEXA cars.