India-made Hyundai Grand i10 fails NCAP crash test

Due to last of features and structural rigidity, the Hyundai Grand i10 scored a zero in the Latin NCAP ratings

Hyundai Grand i10

Things have just about settled after the Global NCAP tests last year and now the Latin NCAP is here to create another stir in the Indian market. Recent test saw the Made-in-India Hyundai Grand i10 going through the drill, and the result wasn’t good. The Hyundai Grand i10 scored a zero star in the crash test. Here it must be noted that the sae car is also sold in Europe and has been given a 4 star rating by the Euro NCAP. 

María Fernanda Rodríguez, Latin NCAP President said, “It is sad that the Hyundai Grand i10 offered in Latin America is different in terms of safety to the one offered in Europe. Given this result and knowing that Hyundai is a brand with presence in many markets around the world, where it sells the same products, they should offer the same safety level in all the countries. Moreover I hope that this is a wake-up call to governments and that they consider mandating adequate safety levels in all vehicles and for all citizens”.

The base variant of the Grand i10 scored zero stars for Adult Occupant Protection while for Child Occupant Protection it managed to score two stars. The difference is the Euro NCAP rating and Latin NCAP rating is mainly due to the difference in equipment levels. Even the basic version of the European model comes fitted with frontal and side airbags. Aside from airbags, the European spec version also comes with ISOFIX anchorages for child seats, Electronic Stability Control and some other safety features that have helped it achieve a four star rating. 

The car tested by Latin NCAP, apart from the absence of airbags and ESP also reflected unstable performance of structure. 

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