Global Encap has conducted safety tests of Hyundai’s Motor India mid-size SUV Creta and premium hatchback i20. Apart from this, the Urban Cruiser of Toyota Kirloskar Motor was also tested.
Hyundai Motor India’s mid-size SUV Creta and premium hatchback i20 have got three stars by Global NCAP, which conducts safety tests of vehicles. This rating has been received in the case of adult acupuncture protection. This rating is given on the basis of crash test. At the same time, Urban Cruiser of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has got four stars based on the crash test of Global NCAP. In this test, the vehicles are rated from zero to five depending on the safety features and the higher the rating, the more it is considered safe for the passengers.
These results came out in the crash test
- Global Encap has tested the basic versions of the Creta and i20 which get two airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) in the front seats.
- According to the safety report, the appearance of the mid-sized SUV Creta crash deteriorated after the crash and there is a risk of injury to the driver’s leg and lower leg. According to Global NCAP, it does not get three point belts and ISOFIX anchorages in all the seating positions, due to which this car is not very safe for children. Global NCAP has expressed its surprise that such a new model does not have three point belts, ESC and side head impact protection in all the seating positions. Coming to the i20, during the assessment, there was a risk of an unstable structure, airbags not being able to fully protect the head from the driver and weak protection of the driver’s chest.
- When crash testing was done on the Urban Cruiser with two airbags and ABS on both the front seats, the stable structure, critical body regions of adults got adequate protection.
- The lack of three point belts in all seating positions and the high neck biomechanical values in frontal crashes have earned it three stars for child safety.
More than 53 safety assessments in eight years
Global Encap is a flagship program of Towards Zero Foundation. This UK-based charity foundation is working internationally for road safety and its main goal is to halve road accident deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Global NCAP launched the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign in 2014 to promote safer vehicles in India and has made over 53 safety assessments in the last eight years so far. (Input: PTI)