Hyundai Creta SUV Disappoints – Scores 3-Star GNCAP Safety Rating
The Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular vehicles on the market in India right now, and it has officially passed a crash test conducted by the worldwide safety body Global NCAP. The Hyundai Creta received a three-star rating out of five stars in a crash test performed by Global NCAP.
It needs to be mentioned here that the tested E variant of the Creta comes with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD and Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners with the SBR (Seat Belt Reminder) system. There are no side or curtain airbags, it has no ISOFIX anchorages as well.
Hyundai Creta got a disappointingly low score of 3 stars out of 5, both in adult as well as child occupancy. It got 8 out of 17 points for adult safety and 28.29 out of 49 for child safety. They performed the test at 64 km/h and found the body’s integrity unstable.
The driver’s head protection was adequate, whereas the passenger’s head protection was good. Neck protection for both the driver and passenger was good. Chest protection was marginal as compared to the passenger’s god chest protection.
Both the driver and the passenger had marginal protection on the knees as they could get knocked into the structures surrounding the dashboard supported by the Tran fascia tube. The Tibia region for drivers showed weak and adequate protection but the passengers showed good and adequate. Global NCAP rated the body shell and footwell area as unstable and the car offers standard SBR for both the driver and passenger.
The 3-year-old child seat was equipped with the adult seatbelt and the seat was FWF (Forward-Way Facing). It could not prevent excessive forward head movement, and the chest area had weak protection.
The 1.5-year-old child seat was installed with an adult seatbelt, which was RWF (Rear-Way Facing), providing good protection to the head and chest area. The CRS did not show any compatibility issues and left permanent markings. Creta provides a lap belt in the rear-centre seat and has no ISOFIX anchorages.