Maruti Suzuki, which revolutionised India’s personal transport three decades ago, is now shifting its accent to safety, limiting the number of platforms for its cars that would comply with increasingly stringent crash-test norms in the world’s fastest-expanding major economy. At present, the country’s biggest car maker sells 16 vehicles on about eight different vehicle platforms. The company, which makes one in two cars sold in Asia’s third-biggest economy, intends to consolidate and introduce more models on three-four platforms harnessing Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT). "We introduced Suzuki’s fifth generation platform with the Baleno. It absorbs energy better, is lighter and more rigid, ensuring better ride and handling," Maruti Suzuki’s Executive Director (Engineering) C V Raman said. "We have multiple platforms for existing vehicles. We will be rationalising platforms over the next couple of years, giving better value to the customer by way of improved fuel efficiency and performance, while we enhance the safety features on our vehicles."