One thing that has not been revealed further from the Hyundai Creta is the safety side. Although armed with sophisticated safety devices, it is not yet known how the structure of the car will react in an accident.
To see the safety level of the Hyundai Creta, car safety testers from the Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) recently tested the results of the Hyundai Creta crash test.
Launching autocarindia.com, Wednesday (13/4/2022), the car tested was the cheapest type of Hyundai Creta made in India. By default, this car is only paired with a pair of airbags for front passengers and the seats are not ISOFIX.
The crash test was carried out on an offset basis where the right front side hit the Global NCAP artificial wall at a speed of 64 km/h.
From the results of the crash test, Global NCAP assessed that the Indian-made Hyundai Creta won 3 stars. The reason is the body and parts of the legs of this car are declared unstable and cannot accept a more severe accident.
Hyundai Creta scored 8 out of 17 points for adult safety. The results obtained indicate that the adult front passenger has a sufficient level of safety, even considered good for the head to the passenger’s chest.
What is of concern is the driver’s thigh which, although considered adequate, could become more severe due to being hit by the ‘dangerous structure’ from behind the dashboard.
Rating for Children’s Safety
For the safety of children, Global NCAP also rates this car at 3 stars.
Because without ISOFIX, the default seat belt cannot withstand excessive head movements and chest protection is relatively weak, especially for a child aged 3 years and sitting facing forward.
Meanwhile, children aged 1.5 years and sitting facing backward, such as using a rear-facing child seat, have a good level of safety for the head and chest.
However, it is not yet known whether the Hyundai Creta made in Indonesia will get the same test results or not.