Hyundai India is taking a bold step in enhancing vehicle safety by announcing that it will equip all of its car models with six airbags as a standard feature, setting a significant precedent in the Indian automotive industry. This decision comes shortly after the Hyundai Verna achieved a notable 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP. Previously, Hyundai had already incorporated six airbags as standard in most of its lineup, but certain models like the Grand i10 Nios, Aura, and Venue offered four airbags as standard, with an option for six airbags in higher-end variants. However, this move means that all Hyundai models, across their various trim levels, will now come equipped with six airbags, underscoring their commitment to passenger safety.
Furthermore, Hyundai had previously taken strides in safety by making three-point seatbelts with seatbelt reminders a standard feature for all seats in all models, regardless of the variant. Notably, out of the 13 models in Hyundai’s Indian portfolio, 10 already include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and hill-start assist control as standard, further prioritizing safety. The only exceptions to this are the Exter, Grand i10 Nios, and Aura, which do not have these features across all variants.
In a proactive move to ensure the safety of its vehicles, Hyundai has voluntarily sent three of its models for crash testing under Bharat NCAP, although the specific models have not been disclosed. The results of these tests are anticipated in the coming months, reaffirming Hyundai’s dedication to enhancing vehicle safety through rigorous testing and the implementation of standard safety features across its range.
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