Hyundai i20 crash test ratings revealed; receives 3 stars from Global NCAP

Compared to the previous-gen model, the 2022 i20 gets less occupancy score for adults, but has been boosted in child protection protection.

De Hyundai i20 hatchback is one of the three cars crashed in the final round by the Global NCAP tests, with the other two the Hyundai Creta and the Toyota Urban Cruiser, Both Hyundai models have an average 3-star safety rating scored for both adults and children. We break the GNCAP security scores of the Hyundai i20.

As is the norm with GNCAP crash tests, the test model was the entry-level variant, meaning it comes with two airbags, ABS and front-seat warning as standard.

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Hyundai i20: 3-star security rating by GNCAP

The third-gen Hyundai i20 was introduced in India in November 2020Sitting in the premium hatchback segment, the i20 competes the likes of the Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza,

The i20 scored 8.84 points (out of 17) in adult occupancy, securing a 3-star rating. The report rated the body shell and footpath area as unstable and unable to withstand further loads. The i20 also lost points due to weak protection to the driver’s chest and marginal protection to the driver’s and passenger’s knees. However, the protection of the head and neck for both residents was between adequate and good.

In terms of child occupancy, the i20 secured 36.89 points (out of 49). The i20 gets ISOFIX anchors as standard and the child safety system (CRS) was also well placed and marked. The report notes that while excessive movement occurred, it lost points due to poor protection for the child’s neck region. Furthermore, it only gets a hip belt for the middle seat at the back.

Hyundai i20: scores compared to previous-gen model

The previous generation of the made in India i20 was crash test by GNCAP in November 2018, And while the last-generation i20 also had a 3-star GNCAP safety rating, it had a higher score in adult occupancy in particular. Compared to the 8.84 points scored by the new i20, the previous generation i20 had a score of 10.15 points in adult occupation. However, child occupancy protection has taken a step up, as the previous generation i20 could only secure a 2-star safety rating, with 18.16 points.

Hyundai i20 GNCAP score compared to rivals

While the i20 has many USPs over its rivals, such as a long equipment list and varied options for engine and gearbox, it is certainly left behind in terms of safety. In the premium hatchback segment, it is only the Tata Altroz ​​that continues with the copyright of a 5-star GNCAP security ratingGlobal NCAP also recently crashed the Honda Jazz (second generation in India, third worldwide) and it came off with a strong display of a 4-star safety rating. This is despite the fact that it is significantly older and has been in the market since 2015.

Even the fifth gene Volkswagen Polo sold in India, which will soon bend out, has a 4-star safety rating from GNCAP, back when it was tested in 2014. The recently launched Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Toyota Glanza, however, are still being tested by GNCAP.

Other recent GNCAP crash tests

As mentioned earlier, GNCAP also crash-tested the Hyundai Creta (3 stars) and the Toyota Urban Cruiser, de the latter comes out with a more impressive one 4-star safety rating. Prior to this, GNCAP crash tested the Honda Jazz and fourth-gen Honda City, both of which secured a 4-star safety rating. You can read more about them over hereRecently, the compact SUV duo of the Nissan Magnite en Renault Kiger also came away with a strong show of 4 stars from GNCAP,

That said, Global NCAP tests are set to will be harder in the coming months, From July 2022, Global NCAP will update its testing process to factorize ESC and also perform side impact and pedestrian protection tests. Incorporating ESC is a very welcome move, as it focuses on active safety features (preventing an accident).

Are you now likely to consider its rivals over the i20, or would you rather have an extensive list of features? Let us know in the comments below.

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