The Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) which evaluates the safety of cars has recently released the crash test results for three popular Indian cars – Hyundai Creta, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Hyundai Creta – 3-star Global NCAP safety rating
Global NCAP has tested the Hyundai Creta and it has scored a 3-star rating for adult occupant safety (8.00/17.00) and a 3-star rating for child safety (28.29/49.00). Earlier, Global NCAP had tested the Kia Seltos which is based on the Creta’s platform and it scored the same rating too.
Speaking on the Hyundai Creta’s crash test performance, Global NCAP said, “The protection offered to the driver’s head was adequate and passenger’s head was good. Driver’s and passenger’s neck showed good protection. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection and passenger’s chest showed good protection. Driver’s and passenger’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube. Driver tibias and passenger right tibia showed adequate protection while passenger left tibia showed good protection. The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. Footwell area was rated as unstable. The car offers standard SBR for driver and passenger. All of the above explains the three stars for adult occupant protection.”
Hyundai i20 – 3-star Global NCAP safety rating
Hyundai i20 has bagged a 3-star rating for adult occupant safety (8.84/17.00) and 3-star rating for child safety (36.89/49.00) a bit more than Creta SUV. Safety features of Hyundai i20 include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and more.
Toyota Urban Cruiser – 4-star Global NCAP safety rating
Global NCAP has tested the Toyota Urban Cruiser and the subcompact SUV has bagged a 4-star rating for adult occupant safety (13.52/ 17.00) and a 3-star rating for child occupant safety (36.68/49.00). Standard safety features include dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchorage, front seat-belt pretensioners and four-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).