India-made Hyundai Santro gets two-star in Global NCAP crash tests

The Hyundai Santro made a comeback earlier this year. While the nameplate was a huge hit back in the day, it didn’t generate as much a sales excitement. Hyundai had also priced it a bit higher. Nonetheless, recently a limited edition too was launched. However, this story isn’t about the Santro. It is about the fact that it scored just two stars at the Global NCAP tests.

What? Another Hyundai with a two-star?

Yes, after the i10 debacle in 2014, we expected Hyundai to have done better. However, the Santro’s results show otherwise. Global NCAP says that the Santro achieved two stars for both adult as well as child protection. The structure though was rated as unstable. It was noted that chest protection was weak and there were no ISOFIX child seat anchorages. The base model of the Hyundai Santro was used.

This base model comes with a driver airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and front seat belt reminders. On the top models, one gets dual airbags and a rear parking camera.

A heads-up we got was that GNCAP used older cars for the test instead of taking in recent ones. The NCAP tests mandate that samples have to be randomly picked from the current manufacturing batch. It looks like there was some mistake. The videos too have been removed now.

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