India-bound Hyundai Creta Facelift Scores Perfect 5-star Safety Rating at ASEAN NCAP

  • Hyundai Creta facelift is just around the corner for the Indian market.
  • The Indonesian model has scored a full 5-star safety rating on the ASEAN NCAP test.
  • The facelift model for our market could also have that score.

The safety rating of the international Hyundai Creta has been revealed by the ASEAN NCAP. Note that the Creta that scored this 5-star rating was the Indonesian model. This model is on sale in countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. The version that is currently on sale in India has scored a moderate 3-star safety rating at the Global NCAP. Let us check out the details of the test report here.

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2023 Hyundai Creta facelift 5-star safety rating ASEAN NCAP
2023 Hyundai Creta facelift scores full 5-star safety rating ASEAN NCAP

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Hyundai Creta Safety Rating

In the adult occupant protection, the Creta scored a decent 27.78 points out of a possible 32. The SUV offered good protection to the upper body of the driver and passenger in the frontal impact. The driver’s leg area offered adequate protection. On the other hand, for the child occupant, the Creta managed to score an impressive 39.67 points out of 51. Both these scores ascertained a 5-star safety rating for the mid-size SUV. The test was conducted by putting dummies of an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old child on seats facing backwards.

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In terms of the safety assist system, the SUV scored 14.79 points out of 21. The version that was tested had 2 airbags, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. For the motorcyclist safety, the SUV scored 9.14 points. Taking into consideration all these points, Creta bagged the perfect score. We expect Hyundai to bring this model to our shores as well. Alternatively, the facelift model, which we might see around mid-2023, could have a higher safety rating than the current-gen model.

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Specs

We don’t expect any changes to the powertrain options for the 2023 Creta. This means that it will still come with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that produces 115 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque, a diesel engine is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that also produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque and an exciting 1.4-litre turbo-petrol T-GDI engine that produces 143 PS and 242 Nm and comes with a 7-speed DCT. The 6-speed manual CVT automatic transmission options are available as well. The prices of the current-gen Creta range from Rs 10.44 lakh and Rs 18.18 lakh, ex-showroom. There will most likely be a premium over these for the new model.

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