Global NCAP crash tests Hyundai Creta, new i20: Reports unstable body structure

Global NCAP has tested three new made-in-India cars that are on sale in the Indian market. Out of these new cars, the Hyundai Creta and the Hyundai i20 have scored 3-star ratings while the Toyota Urban Cruiser, which is based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has scored a four-star safety rating (Same as the Vitara Brezza). But this is the first time that the agency has tested the all-new Creta and all-new i20.

The G-NCAP crash test agency chose the base variants of the cars for the evaluation. Both Hyundai Creta and the Hyundai i20 get front airbags and ABS as standard with the base variants.

Hyundai Creta G-NCAP 3-stars

The all-new Hyundai Creta was tested for a frontal offset crash at 64 km/h. The Creta scored 8 points out of a total of 17. The crash test marks the car’s body shell as ‘unstable’ and not capable of ‘withstanding further loadings’. The car’s footrest area is also rated as unstable.

The crash test also noted that the driver’s head protection is adequate and for passenger, it is ‘good’. Both the driver and co-driver get good protection for the neck.

Global NCAP crash tests Hyundai Creta, new i20: Reports unstable body structure

The car also received a three-star safety rating for the child occupant protection. Out of a total of 49, Creta scored 28.29. Global NCAP noted that the seat belt did not prevent excessive forward movement of the head for the three-year-old front-facing dummy of a child. The 1.5-year rear-facing child had good protection in a child’s seat.

Global NCAP also reports that Creta does not get the three-point seatbelt as standard for all the passengers. Also, the report says that the popular mid-size SUV misses out on standard ISOFIX child seat anchorages. Hyundai offers the child seat anchorages from SX Executive trim onwards.

Hyundai i20

Hyundai introduced the all-new i20 to the Indian market in November 2020. The premium hatchback takes on the likes of Tata Altrozm, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and the likes. The premium hatchback has scored 8.84 out of a total of 17 for adult occupancy. It translates into a three-star rating.

The report suggests that the bodyshell and footwell area are unstable and cannot withstand any further load. The report also suggests that the hatchback lost points due to weak protection to the driver’s chest and marginal protection to the driver’s and passenger’s knees. But there is adequate protection for the head and neck.

The Hyundai i20 scored 26.89 points out of 49 for child protection. The i20 gets ISOFIX anchorages for child seats as standard. It also gets a child restraint system (CRS) that is well-placed and marked properly. The middle rear passengers only get a lap belt seatbelt.

Interestingly, even the last-generation Hyundai i20 received a three-star safety rating from Global NCAP.

Shantonil Nag

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