India-made Hyundai Grand i10 gets Zero-Star Latin NCAP crash test score – IAB Report

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015 - 6:09pm IST

It’s body structure is “poor performing.”

The Hyundai Grand i10 has been subjected to crash tests by Latin NCAP. The model tested was made in India and meant for the Chilean market.

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The basic variant of the hatchback has received zero stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection. The unit that was tested had no airbags, no ESC and no child seat ISOFIX anchorages.

This is in stark contrast to the European model that can boast of a four-star rating. This rating is possible due to the presence of several features such as front and side airbags as well as ISOFIX child seat anchorages. It also receives added safety features such as anti-skid technology, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a more stable structure.

NCAP said that the same model launched recently in Argentina had more safety equipment (like airbags) but the agency raised concerns about the structure of the Grand i10 (common to both markets) stating that it may reduce passenger safety.

India-made Hyundai Grand i10 Latin NCAP test result

Commenting on the outcome, Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Latin NCAP, asked Latin America car company leaders to demonstrate their commitment to safety of the customers, by offering only those vehicles for sale which “Pass UN’s minimum crash test standards.” He also urged the Latin American governments to “Mandate UN regulations in the interest of improving safety of their citizens.”

You can refer the score card and the press release for more info.

Hyundai Grand i10 – Latin NCAP crash test score

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India-made Hyundai Grand i10 Latin NCAP crash test – Press Release

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5 thoughts on “India-made Hyundai Grand i10 gets Zero-Star Latin NCAP crash test score – IAB Report

  1. Rahul Kate says:

    People should consider car like Punto while buying a new car…

    1. Jack says:

      Show the crash test of Indian Punto before making the lame statement.

  2. Lumina SS says:

    The Indian government clearly has no proper vehicle safety rules in place, so exporting these type of products just add more to their GDP figure.

  3. maddyBangalore says:

    Nothing will happen. Only you and I will keep shouting!! The standard response from Hyundai (et al) will be- “We have complied with all safety rules mandated by law”.

    Buyers have to be smart. Refuse buying tin boxes (read as coffin boxes). This will force the manufacturers to produce safer cars! Manufacturers generally put safety aspects only to their top end variants, effectively selling unwanted features to the customers. how many automatic hatchbacks in India have safety aspects covered???? This is why i am holding off my purchase!! as of now, Brio and Micra are the only ones that have something. Brio is let down with its ridiculous boot space!!! Micra suffers from A.S.S

  4. what do you expect more from Hyundai. Company is here to earn money and not provide safety to passengers in a 5-7 lacs car!!!


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