Bodyshell integrity: unstable; footwell area: unstable
Global NCAP crash tested the 6th gen Hyundai Verna as well, in which the popular sedan secured 5 stars in both Adult and Child occupant categories. In the Adult occupant category, the car scored 28.18 points out of 34 and in the Child occupant category, it scored 42 points out of 49. These crash tests are valid only for the Indian market.
The tested cars were equipped with safety features including airbags (front, side and curtain), front passenger airbag cut-off switch, rear Isofix mounts, seat belt reminder (front and rear), and ESC. The car complies with GTR 9 – UN 127 pedestrian protection as well.
Adult Occupant Protection
In the adult occupant protection tests, the report said that the protection offered to the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection and the passenger’s chest showed good protection. Driver’s and passenger’s knees showed marginal protection as they can impact dangerous structures behind the fascia. Driver’s tibias showed adequate protection and passenger’s tibias showed good and adequate protection. However, the footwell area was rated as unstable. The bodyshell was also rated as unstable and it is not capable of withstanding further loadings.
Side impact: head, pelvis and abdomen showed good protection while the chest showed adequate protection.
Side pole impact: curtain airbags are standard and meet the fitment requirements showing good protection to the head and pelvis, marginal protection to the chest and adequate protection to the abdomen.
Child Occupant Protection
As for the child occupant protection, the report said that the child seat for a 3-year-old was installed rearward facing using the i-size anchorages and a support leg and it was able to prevent head exposure during the frontal impact offering full protection. The child seat for an 18-month-old was installed rearward facing using the i-size anchorages and a support leg and it was able to prevent head exposure during the frontal impact offering full protection.
Side impact: both CRSs offered full side impact protection.
The car offers 3-point belts in all seating positions as standard in all versions. The marking warning consumers about rearward facing CRS in the front passenger position fulfills the requirements. It does not offer the possibility to disconnect the passenger airbag in case a rearward-facing CRS will be installed in this position. The CRS installation passed for all assessed CRS. Download the full report here.