Hyundai India is seemingly paying a lot of attention to the safety of its vehicles, as evident by the new Verna. So, will the Creta follow suit?
South Korean car giant Hyundai has made significant strides in enhancing the safety features across its range of vehicles in international markets, and the same seems to be happening in India now. The anticipated release of the Hyundai Creta facelift in early 2024 has sparked considerable interest, especially regarding its safety ratings.
A key point of reference is the remarkable achievement of the 2023 Hyundai Verna, which recently secured a coveted five-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. The Verna’s outstanding safety rating can be attributed to its robust safety features and the new modular platform. Other than that, the Verna gets Level 2 ADAS features, which enhance active safety and reduce the chances of accidents on the road.
While Hyundai is unlikely to make major changes to the Creta’s platform, the manufacturer can make minor alterations to enhance the crash worthiness of the SUV. It should also be noted that the Hyundai Creta gets 6 airbags as standard, even on the base variant! With the facelift model adding ADAS to the features list, the overall safety will improve drastically.
Hyundai India’s proactive commitment to safety is further exemplified by its voluntary participation in the Bharat NCAP crash tests. Going beyond regulatory requirements, the brand has set a benchmark by offering six airbags as a standard feature across all models, surpassing the industry standard of four airbags. This commitment encompasses a wide array of models, from budget-friendly options like the Grand i10 Nios to the flagship Ioniq 5.
As the Creta facelift gears up for production, it is reasonable to expect that Hyundai will continue its safety-centric approach and integrate top-notch safety technologies and features. Given the popularity of the Creta in the Indian market, maintaining high safety standards is essential to meet customer expectations and ensure a secure driving experience.
In conclusion, based on Hyundai’s recent trends and its demonstrated commitment to safety, there is a strong likelihood that the upcoming Creta facelift will strive to achieve a high safety rating, although a 5-star rating is not guaranteed. We’ll have to wait and see what Global NCAP and Bharat NCAP test results show.