Global NCAP has tested three new made-in-India cars that are being sold in the Indian market. Among these new cars, Hyundai Creta and Hyundai i20 got 3-star rating and Toyota Urban Cruiser, which got a four-star safety rating based on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (like Vitara Brezza). But this is the first time the company has tested the all-new Creta and the all-new i20.
The G-NCAP crash test agency has chosen the base variant of the vehicle for evaluation. The Hyundai Creta and Hyundai i20 are both front variants with front airbags and ABS standard.
Hyundai Creta G-NCAP 3-star
The brand new Hyundai Creta was tested for front offset crash at a speed of 64 km / h. Creta scored 8 out of 17 points. The crash test marked the vehicle’s body shell as ‘unstable’ and not ‘able to withstand further loading’. The footrest area of the vehicle has also been rated as unstable.
The crash test further states that the driver’s head protection is adequate and that it is ‘good’ for passengers. Both the driver and co-driver get good protection for the neck.
The car received a three-star safety rating for child passenger safety. Creta scored 28.29 out of 49. The Global NCAP noted that the seat belt does not prevent the head from protruding too much for the frontal dummy of a three-year-old child. The 1.5-year-old back-facing baby had good protection in a baby seat.
Global NCAP further reports that Creta does not get three-point seatbelts as standard for all passengers. Also, the report states that the popular mid-size SUV is excluded from the standard ISOFIX child seat anchors. Hyundai SX offers child seat anchorage from Executive Trim.
Hyundai launched the all-new i20 in the Indian market in November 2020. The premium hatchback embraces the likes of Tata Altrozm, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and the likes. The premium hatchback scored 8.84 out of 17 for adults. This translates into a three-star rating.
The report suggests that the body shell and footwall area is unstable and cannot withstand any further loads. The report further suggested that the hatchback points were lost due to poor protection in the driver’s chest and marginal protection of the driver and passenger’s knee. However, there is adequate protection for the head and neck.
The Hyundai i20 scored 26.89 out of 49 for child protection. The i20 receives ISOFIX anchorage for child seats as standard. It receives a Child Restraint System (CRS) that is well-placed and accurately identified. Middle rear passengers only get one lap belt seatbelt.
Interestingly, even the last generation Hyundai i20 has received a three-star safety rating from Global NCAP.