Global NCAP has released the results of its latest round of crash tests under its #SaferCarsForIndia campaign. This time around, the agency has tested the Hyundai Creta, Hyundai i20 and the Toyota Urban Cruiser. Here are the results-
- Hyundai Creta
The Hyundai Creta has scored a dissapointing 3 stars for adult occupant protection and 3 stars for child occupant safety as well. Scoring a total of 8.00 out of a max 17.00 for adult protection, this score puts it behind other competitors in the segment such as the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and the Mahindra Thar. The bodyshell has also been rated as unstable and unable to withstand further loads. An important thing to note is that its sibling, the Kia Seltos which is based on the same platform scored better marginally in adult occupant safety by 0.03 points but scored almost half in child occupant safety.
2. Hyundai i20
The Hyundai i20 hatchback scored has also scored a 3 star rating with an 8.84 point score for adult occupant safety as well as 3 stars for the child occupant safety as well. The bodyshell is also rated unstable. This score puts it behind rivals such as the soon-to-be discontinued Volkswagen Polo and Tata Altroz which have previously scored 4 and 5 stars respectively. Another interesting fact about it is that it has managed to score more than its more expensive and larger SUV sibling, the Creta.
3. Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota’s compact SUV, the Urban Cruiser is a rebadged version of the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Urban Cruiser has scored a 4 star result with a score of 13.52 out of 17.00 for adult occupant safety and 3 stars for child occupant protection. The bodyshell has been rated as stable and able to take on further loadings. Interestingly, it has scored better than its rebadged cousin, the Vitara Brezza. However one thing to note is that the Brezza was tested in its pre-facelift avatar.
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