The 2022 Hyundai Creta & i20 scored 3 stars in the Global NCAP safety test
Global NCAP has released the crash test results of the 2022 Hyundai Creta and i20 and the cars have received a 3-star safety rating for both adult occupant and child occupant protection.
Equipped with dual front airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt reminder and ABS, the Creta, the safety of which was assessed, had no side body, knee or head airbags and no ISOFIX anchorages either.
The car that weighed 1398 kg during the test was crashed at 64 km/hr and it was found that it had an unstable structure and thus, there was the risk of injury to the lower legs and feet of the driver.
Apart from the lack of ISOFIX anchorages, in its basic form the 2022 Hyundai Creta, Global NCAP found, does not have 3-point seatbelts for all occupants or ESC as standard either.
What’s more, the safety body also said the car’s footwell area was unstable as well. Thus, the compact SUV scored 3 stars or 8 points out of 17 for adult occupant protection (AOP).
In the child occupant protection (COP) test, the 2022 Creta scored 3 stars or 28.29 points out of a maximum of 49. While the 1.5-year-old child dummy (faced rearward) received good protection to the head and chest, the same cannot be said for the 3-year-old child.
Hyundai i20 –
The 2022 Hyundai i20 did not perform exceptionally well in the recent Global NCAP tests either. Tested in its basic form, the car came with 2 airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX anchorages and ABS.
It did not, however, feature ESC or side body, knee or head airbags and even 3-point seatbelts in all seating positions. The car that weighed 1193 kg during the test was found to have an unstable bodyshell and footwell area.
In the AOP test, the premium hatchback scored 3 stars or 8.84 of 17 points. It offered marginal or weak protection to the driver and passenger’s chest and knees, but other areas received adequate or good protection.
Whereas in the the COP test, the 2022 i20 scored 3 stars or 36.89 points out of 49 as the 3-year-old child dummy had poor protection to the neck. But, the 1.5-year-old child received good protection overall.
From July this year, the #SaferCarsForIndia project will test cars for side impact, pedestrian protection and ESC, apart from front crash protection for occupants.