Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular mid-size SUVs in India, thanks to its stylish design, spacious cabin, feature-rich equipment and powerful engine options. Moreover, the facelifted Creta has recently undergone a crash test by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) and has received an impressive five-star rating. In this blog post, we will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift crash test ratings & all safety features.
Hyundai Creta Facelift Crash Test
The Creta was tested in various scenarios, such as frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact and whiplash. The SUV secured 75.78 points overall, out of which 34.72 points were for adult occupant protection and 15.56 points were for child occupant protection. These points translate into a five-star score for both adult and child occupant safety and an overall cumulative five-star safety rating. A closer look at the crash test results reveals that the SUV showcased good protection for the driver’s and passenger’s head and chest during the frontal impact test. However, the driver’s lower legs received adequate protection during the test. Test data from the side impact test showed the driver received marginal protection to the chest.
What are the safety features of the New Creta facelift?
The Creta facelift comes with a lot of safety features, both passive and active. The base Active trim of the Indonesian-spec Creta facelift, which was used for the ASEAN NCAP crash test, comes with standard safety equipment such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, seat belt reminder for front passengers, ISOFIX anchoring points and more. The higher trims of the Creta facelift also come with ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) that includes features such as Auto Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Detection and more. However, it is not confirm if these features will be offer in India or not.
How does the Creta facelift compare with the current-gen Creta in terms of safety?
The current-gen model of Hyundai Creta sold in India scored three stars in the Global NCAP (Global New Car Assessment Program) crash test results. The body shell integrity of the SUV was rate as unstable and not capable of withstanding further loads. These results were based on the previous testing protocols and did not include other tests like side impact, safety assist system and more. The India-spec Hyundai Creta that was utilize by the Global NCAP was equip with features such as front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, SBR, ABS and a few more safety features. In comparison, the Indonesian-spec Creta facelift scored five stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash test results. The Creta facelift is just a mere cosmetic update over the current-gen model. The safety rating of both models speaks volumes about the difference in the build quality and safety standards of the Indian and Indonesian-spec models.
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The upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift has proved its mettle in terms of safety by scoring a full five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. The SUV comes with a lot of safety features and offers good protection for both adult and child occupants. The Creta facelift is expect to launch in India by Nov 2023 and will be a strong contender in the mid-size SUV segment. If you are looking for a safe, stylish, spacious and feature-rich SUV, then you should definitely wait for the Creta facelift.