The older version of the Hyundai i10 which is still being produced in India has been subjected to an audit test by ASEAN-NCAP recently and the once popular hatchback didn’t do well. The good old hatchback only managed to get 1-Star rating in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP).
An audit test is conducted on already tested models a few years down the line to check for the consistency in model’s safety credentials or to take into account any upgrades made after the initial test. With dual-airbags and ABS being optional and ESP being absent, the i10 only managed to garner 4.40 points out of 16 points.
However, the city car did much better in the child occupant protection (COP) category, scoring 38.69 points out of 49. That’s a 79% compliance which is equivalent to 4-Star rating.
The model tested was an India-made Malaysia-spec Epsilon variant that was made in 2015. The test car was powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine. The car has been re-positioned in the market to make room for the new gen model which is called as the Grand i10 in India.
ASEAN-NCAP also tested the new Toyota Innova Crysta recently and conferred 4-Star AOP rating to the base variant with optional ESP and 5-Star AOP rating to the top-end variant with standard ESP.