The 2021 Hyundai Verna did not score a single star in the recent Latin NCAP test
Latin NCAP recently conducted safety tests on the 2021 Hyundai Verna (Accent) and has given the car zero stars for its performance in the assessment.
The model that was tested, weighing 1332 kg, is made both in Mexico and in India. But, the test result is valid for the Latin NCAP market.
As standard, the c-segment sedan was equipped with 1 frontal airbag, seat belt pretensioner, load limiter and reminder (latter 2 for driver only) and ISOFIX mounts on the rear outboard seats.
The front passenger airbag, seat belt load limiter and reminder; side and curtain airbags, ESC are all optional, while the 2021 Verna for the Latin market does not feature Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Speed Assist System or Lane Support Systems (LSS).
In the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) test. The vehicle scored only 9 percent of the total points on offer. It failed the frontal offset deformable barrier test (0 of 8 points), scored 5.11 of 8 points in the side movable deformable barrier test and 1.57 of 3 points in the whiplash rear impact test.
The car had a stable bodyshell and footwell area, and it offered good and marginal protection in most cases to front occupants in both frontal and side impact chest.
But the passenger’s chest had poor protection which led to zero points being awarded in frontal crash test. The side pole impact test was not conducted on the car as it does not offer side head protection as standard.
As for Child Occupant Protection (COP) (18-month-old and 3-year-old dummies were used for the test), the 2021 Hyundai Verna, Latin NCAP says, scored only 6.21 or 13 percent of the total points on offer.
It failed the dynamic test (as Hyundai refused to recommend CRS), was given 3.21 of 12 points for CRS installation and 3 of 13 points as the vehicle assessment score.
The child dummies were fully protected in both side and frontal impact tests, but the passenger airbag could not be disconnected to allow for a CRS to be installed in the front passenger seat.
In the pedestrian and vulnerable road users test, the 2021 Hyundai Verna, Latin NCAP said, scored 25.49 points or 53 percent and does not meet pedestrian protection UN regulations.
Since the car does not offer ESC as standard, and because it does not come with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Road Edge Detection (RED), AEB or LSS, it only scored 3 points in the safety assist systems test (awarded for the driver’s seat belt reminder).