Hyundai Santro hatchback car gets 2 stars in crash test
New Delhi : One of the most loved hatchbacks in Indian market is Hyundai Santro, the car was relaunched at the end of 2018, in its second generation, to replace Eon. In a recent crash test by Global NCAP, the car has managed to score only 2 stars in terms of safety as per global standards.
The Santro was crashed as per the global NCAP protocol at 64 kmph in a frontal offset test. Since the car does not offer dual front airbags as standard, the dummies placed inside the car sustained severe injuries, the car's body structure and foot well area has also been rated as unstable.
The Santro's rear seat does not offer ISOFIX child seat mounts. That impacted its score; as did the lack of a three-point seatbelt for the middle occupant.
In total, the car has been awarded 2 stars for adults and child occupant safety.
David Ward, CEO and President of Global NCAP said, "The latest results in our #SaferCarsforIndia crash tests show a mixed safety performance, and disappointingly, there are no five star performers. The Indian government's crash test standards are clearly helping to eliminate any new zero star cars from the market, and we will continue to work with them to ensure the push of regulatory requirements is complimented by the pull of consumer awareness, encouraging the demand for ever higher levels of safety."
Recently, during the first anniversary edition launch, the company had claimed enhancement in the safety and security features of the car in coming days; however, they did not mention any official date of release.