New Delhi: Hyundai’s 2022 Creta SUV has scored 5-star rating with 75.78 points in the latest round of ASEAN NCAP Test. Made in Indonesia, the SUV is expected to make its way to India as a facelifted version next year.
The tested version is also produced in other ASEAN countries including Brunei, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It comes with a 1.5L engine and is equipped with 2 airbags as standard across variants. But a majority of its markets also offer variants with 6 airbags.
According to the testing agency, “Test data from the frontal offset test showed the SUV provided good protection to the occupants with the frontal compartment remaining stable. Nevertheless, the driver‘s lower legs received adequate protection during the test.”
“Test data from the side impact test showed the driver received marginal protection to the chest,” it said.
The model has a standard fitment of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Seatbelt Reminder (SBR) for frontal occupants and Pedestrian Protection technology in all its variants. The 5-seater SUV offers advanced safety assist technologies namely Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Auto High Beam (AHB) either as standard or optional fitment. Other available safety technologies are Child Presence Detection (CPD) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) for Motorcycle, which both are offered as optional fitment.
The Hyundai Creta is the sixth model under the Hyundai brand to be assessed by ASEAN NCAP. All of the previous five models were either hatchback or sedan models. However, it is the first Hyundai SUV to be assessed by ASEAN NCAP under its new 2021-2025 protocol.