Global NCAP: Hyundai i20 and Creta manages 3-star safety ratings
New Delhi : Since past few years, safety ratings have become an essential criteria for many car buyers, a reason why sales of Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra have shown progress. Meanwhile, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki are still struggling to enhance their safety ratings.
In a recent crash test on Hyundai's i20 and Creta, done by Global NCAP, some major lapses with a safety rating of 3 has been announced. Let's talk about it in detail.
Hyundai's Creata is among the favourite compact SUVs in India, but like its sister concern Kia Seltos, the overall structure of the car was found unstable in the recent crash test. As mentioned on the official website of Global NCAP, The Creta was tested in its most basic safety spec fitted with 2 frontal airbags and ABS. It recorded an unstable structure and the risk of injury to the lower legs and feet of the driver. Lack of ISOFIX anchorages and 3 point belts in all seating positions explains the child occupant protection results.
GLOBAL NCAP Rating: 3 Stars
Hyundai i20's favourite hatchback is i20, which is often criticized for its poor fuel efficiency; now there is another reason to worry about the car. The hatchback has scored 3 stars on the Global NCAP crash test. According to the report on the website, "The i20 was tested in its most basic safety spec fitted with 2 frontal airbags and ABS. During the assessment it showed an unstable structure, a risk of the driver airbag not fully protecting the driver’s head and weak protection to the driver’s chest."
Global NCAP Rating: 3 Stars