The midsize SUV manufactured by Hyundai, the Creta, was awarded a total score of 75.78 points after being evaluated by the ASEAN NCAP.
Creta, a midsize SUV, and Stargazer, a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), both manufactured by Hyundai, participated in the most recent round of crash tests conducted by ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries). These tests were conducted to determine how safe the vehicles are. It is important to mention that they were among the first Hyundai vehicles to be crash tested in accordance with the newly implemented assessment process for the ASEAN NCAP 2021-2025.
In the past, Hyundai’s passenger cars that were evaluated according to the pre-existing protocols were either sedans or hatchbacks. Under the new protocol of ASEAN NCAP, the five-seater midsize SUV was awarded all five stars with an overall score of 75.78 points, while the Hyundai Stargazer was awarded a four-star rating with a total score of 66.48 points. Both vehicles were evaluated in accordance with the same criteria.
Digging deeper, we find that the Hyundai Creta, which totaled 75.78 points, earned 34.72 points in the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, 15.56 points in the Child Occupant Protection (COP) category, 14.08 points in the Safety Assist (SA) category, and 11.42 points in the Motorcyclist Safety (MS) category. The prototype that was put through its paces was equipped with two airbags as a standard feature; however, the high-end models that are offered in the bulk of Southeast Asian markets come with six airbags.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for frontal occupants, ISOFIX installation for child seats, and Pedestrian Protection technology are all standard features on the Hyundai CRETA. ISOFIX installation for child seats is also available. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) City, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Inter-Urban, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Pedestrian, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Auto High Beam (AHB), and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) for both sides of the vehicles are also added. These safety features are either a standard or an optional fitment
Child Presence Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) for Motorcycle are both available as an optional fitment for this model. Both of these safety features can be purchased separately. The organisation that conducts crash tests stated that it is “proud” of Hyundai for including RCCA, a technology fitment for motorcycle safety and child presence detection technology, in the Creta. RCCA can detect the presence of children.
While the vehicle is moving in reverse at a low speed, the RCCA is able to detect the presence of an approaching vehicle coming from either the left or the right. It will initially provide a warning to alert the driver, but it will automatically assist with braking in the event that the risk of collision increases.