Watch: Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS gets 2 stars, Kia Seltos manages 3 in crash tests
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS secured a rather moderate two-star safety rating while Kia Seltos managed to earn three stars in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Global NCAP at its lab in Europe. Three 'Made-in-India' cars were put to the test to judge their safety standard with Maruti Suzuki S-Presso failing to earn any stars at all.
Grand i10 NIOS fared better than the S-Presso and earned two stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection. That the car offers double frontal airbags and pretensioners for both front passengers as standard worked in its favour even if its structure and footwell area were rated unstable and chest protection for driver was found weak and only adequate for the passenger. "Driver and passenger’s knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tranfascia tube," the test report read.
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The report further underlined that Hyundai refused to recommend Child Restraint Systems (CRS) for the test which hampered Grand i10 NIOS from earning more stars. "The vehicle does not offer 3 point belts in all seating positions and it does not offer ISOFIX anchorages," the test noted.