Hyundai i10 (Grand) gets four-star Euro NCAP rating, new C-Class gets 5!

EuroNCAP has now revealed the results of the crash tests for the new Hyundai i10 (also known as Grand i10 in India) and the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is yet to be launched in India. While the Hyundai i10 gets four stars, the latest C-Class reaches the overall star rating and is fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking.

Hyundai Grand i10

Mercedes-Benz C-Class:

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies. Mercedes-Benz showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different statures and those sat in different positions.

Nearly all of the tests performed on the bumper revealed a good level of protection being offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor in almost all tested areas and scored very few points. The C-Class has an 'active' bonnet for improved head protection. Active bonnet bulges the bonnet in case of a frontal impact for improved safety in case of pedestrians. The C-Class has a seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats which met Euro NCAP's requirements.

Electronic stability control is also standard equipment. A driver-set speed limitation device is optional but is expected to be fitted to most of the cars sold so was included in the assessment. The system met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type. Collision Prevention Assist PLUS®, fitted as standard equipment, is an autonomous braking system that works at low speeds typical of city driving and at higher speeds, typical of the open road.

Hyundai i10:

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Hyundai showed that a similar level of protection is provided to occupants of different statures or those sat in a different position. In the side barrier test, the dummy readings showed good protection of all body regions.

The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas tested and scored maximum points. Protection of the front edge of the bonnet was good at the centre but was poor towards the stiff outer edges.

The i10 has a seatbelt reminder fitted as standard for the front and rear seats, and the system met Euro NCAP's requirements. Electronic stability control is also standard equipment. A driver-set speed limitation device is available as an option and is expected to be fitted to most cars sold. The only difference between the European and Indian i10 in terms of safety is that it misses out on side airbags and ESP.

Source : CarDekho