Hyundai Santro Scores 2-Star Crash Safety: Global NCAP has reached out with the results of the 6th round of crash testing Indian cars, and one of the vehicles tested in this series is the Hyundai Santro Scores 2-Star safety rating. As per the crash search results, the Hyundai Santro received a two-star safety rating for grown-up tenant protection and two stars for child occupant protection, both of which scored out of a possible five-star rating.
The Hyundai Santro is the most convenient offering from Hyundai in India and marketed in India offers only a single driver-side airbag as a test. However, Global NCAP discovered the structure of the car to be “unstable”, and their report even moved on to say that, “It is remarkable that this car is not offering 3-points belts for all occupants.”
David Ward, CEO & President of Global NCAP, stated, “The Indian government’s crash analysis standards are serving to eliminate any new zero-star cars of the market,
and we will proceed to work with them to secure the push of regulatory elements is complemented by the pull of consumer awareness, supporting the demand for ever-higher levels of safety.”
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Here is what Global NCAP had to speak about the Hyundai Santro.
The Santro achieved 2-stars for adult resident protection and two stars for child resident protection. The Santro gives only a driver frontal airbag as standard.
Its structure rated as unstable.
Its footwell area calculates as sensitive.
Head & neck protection for adult occupants was proper. Chest protection was weak for the driver & marginal for the passenger leading to a limitation of the SBR points achieved by this model for the driver. Child occupant protection showed poor results mainly because the manufacturers did not recommend a CRS for the test. The dynamic performance reduces as the head of the 3-year-old showed contact during the impact. There was limited protection for the 3-year-old neck while the 18-month-old received adequate protection. The Santro offers standard driver SBR, but its points were not considered for the final rating as the chest of the driver received weak protection. Surprisingly, this car is not offering 3 points belts for all occupants.