While the facelifted version of the Hyundai Creta is still some time away from arriving in the Indian car market, here’s a good piece of news which should take its anticipation to a new height. The facelifted Hyundai Creta, which has already been launched in a few South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, has secured a 5-star safety rating for both adult and child occupant protection in the ASEAN NCAP crash tests.
In the crash tests conducted by ASEAN NCAP, the facelifted Hyundai Creta scored 27.78 points out of 32 for adult occupant protection and 39.67 points out of 51 for child occupant protection. Starting with the adult occupant protection, the facelifted Creta offered good protection to the upper halves of the dummies seated on the front seats, with adequate protection for the driver’s leg area. In the side impact test, the Creta offered marginal protection for the driver’s chest area.
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For child occupant protection, the facelifted Hyundai Creta was tested with two child dummies over child seats facing backwards. With a child restrain system installed, the Creta was subjected to front and side impacts, in which the SUV scored decently. In the overall result, considering both adult and child occupant protection, the facelifted Hyundai Creta scored 14.79 points out of 21. The SUV also cleared the tests for autonomous emergency braking and blind spot detection.
Base variant Hyundai Creta tested
For the crash tests conducted by ASEAN NCAP, the base-spec Active variant of the facelifted Hyundai Creta was picked, which comes standard with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and electronic stability control. However, for testing the functionality and prowess of the safety assist systems, a higher-spec variant of the Creta was picked for the crash tests.
This achievement of a 5-star safety rating by the facelifted Hyundai Creta comes as a welcoming move because the pre-facelift version of the SUV currently on sale in India scored a 3-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests.
Since this test was conducted before July 2022, the results for side impact, safety assist systems and pedestrian protection were not calculated. The duo of Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq were the first SUVs tested under new norms of Global NCAP, both of which scored impressive 5-star ratings.
The facelifted Hyundai Creta is expected to make its debut in India at the upcoming Auto Expo in January 2023. The new version of the SUV is expected to go on sale soon after the debut here and is likely to get ADAS in the top-spec trims, along with a few new features.
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