The all-new fourth-generation Hyundai Verna has recently earned a prestigious five-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. This remarkable accomplishment sets a significant milestone, making the Hyundai Verna the first Indian-manufactured Hyundai vehicle to achieve this esteemed recognition. The recognition comes under the “Safer Cars For India” program by Global NCAP, with the upcoming Bharat NCAP expected to replace it in the near future.
Hyundai Verna’s Safety Features
The Hyundai Verna that underwent rigorous testing by Global NCAP and secured a five-star rating was equipped with an array of safety features. These included front, side, and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, front and rear seat belt reminders, and ISOFIX mounts designed for child seats in the rear. With this impressive five-star performance in the Global NCAP crash tests, the Hyundai Verna joins an elite group, becoming the third vehicle in its category to achieve this remarkable feat, following the Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus.
Crash Test Evaluation
During the assessment, the new Hyundai Verna scored an impressive 28.18 points out of a total of 34 points in adult occupant protection. While the Verna demonstrated commendable protection for the heads and necks of the front passengers in the frontal impact test, the bodyshell and footwell area were considered unstable and “incapable of withstanding further loadings.” Furthermore, the driver’s chest protection was rated as “marginally good,” contrasting with the “good” rating for the front co-passenger’s chest protection.
In the side impact test, the Hyundai Verna showcased strong performance, providing good protection for the head, abdomen, and pelvis, along with adequate chest protection. Notably, in child occupant protection assessments, the Hyundai Verna secured an impressive 42 out of 49 points. This score included a perfect 12 out of 12 points for child restraint system installation and a full 24 out of 24 points in the dynamic score.
Towards Safer Roads
While the Indian Government has already approved the Bharat NCAP, a new car safety assessment program poised to replace Global NCAP’s program for Indian vehicles, the Hyundai Verna’s five-star rating stands as a testament to Hyundai’s unwavering commitment to producing next-generation cars in India that prioritize the safety and well-being of passengers. The achievement underscores the automaker’s dedication to providing vehicles equipped with robust safety measures, designed to offer substantial protection in the event of accidents on Indian roads.