Hyundai Motor India today announced three key announcements.
#All Hyundai models are now available with 6 Airbags as standard, across all variants.
#Hyundai VERNA scores five-star rating in Adult & Child Occupant Protection by Global NCAP – Structure rated unstable
# Working towards a safer roadmap for India, HMIL announced its voluntary participation in BNCAP with 3 models to begin with, more models to follow.
Hyundai VERNA features extensive use of Advanced High Strength Steel & High Strength Steel. Global NCAP’s crash test protocols assess frontal and side impact protection for all models, as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Pedestrian protection and side impact pole protection assessments are required for vehicles scoring the highest star ratings.
The Hyundai Verna was assessed in its most basic passive safety specification with 6 airbags and ESC as standard. The model achieved a five star rating for adult and child occupants although the structure was unstable. After the side impact test a Child Restraint System (CRS) failure was noted. The CRS manufacturer identified this as a one off. In order to verify the claim Global NCAP performed a subsequent higher energy side impact test. The CRS showed no further sign of failure.
Hyundai Verna features over 30 Standard Safety Features such as 6 Airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Impact sensing auto door unlock, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), ISOFIX, Headlamp Escort Function, etc. Additionally, Hyundai VERNA comes equipped with over 65 safety features including advanced safety features such as Hyundai SmartSense – Level 2 ADAS, Front Parking Sensors, Electronic Parking Brake and TPMS (Highline) to name a few. With over 65 safety features, 6 Airbags as Standard, Level 2 ADAS and now featuring a GNCAP 5-star safety rating, Hyundai Verna comes closer to Skoda Slavia, Honda City and VW Virtus.