Hyundai has now updated and added more safety equipments for three models – Creta, Venue, and i20. For now, it for these three models, later all the models across the Hyundai line-up will get updated.
Hyundai Creta, Venue, i20 Safety increased – What changes did they make?
The dominating mid-size SUV, Hyundai Creta has 1.5-litre diesel engine or the 1.5-litre petrol engine after the RDE updates. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine has been discontinued by Hyundai and will get replaced by their new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that pumps out 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque which is available in the Alcazar and the Verna.
Other than that, it now gets three-point seat-belt as standard for all the seats across all the variants, the rear seats now gets adjustable headrests with 60:40 split seats and 2-step recline option for the rear seats across all the variants. The Hyundai i20 got the similar treatment as well, as it gets three-point seat-belts on all seats and adjustable headrests for the rear passengers as standard across all the variants as well as for the N-Line model of i20.
The Hyundai Venue which is positioned below the Creta, it also gets the same treatment which is just at the rear seats. The three-point seats belts on all the seats, adjustable headrests, 60:40 split seats, and 2-step recline option as standard across all the variants as well as for the N-Line model of Venue.
Government of India has been imposing strict safety standards for cars in India to ensure safety of its citizen which includes crash test rating for all cars sold in India as standard, mandatory six airbags in all cars and SUVs, and mandatory three-point seat belts in all models. This rule or law will be applicable for October 1st, 2023 and Hyundai has already updated three of its models, staying ahead of the deadline.
Hyundai will be launching an all-new SUV, Exter, as it competitors will be the Tata Punch and the Citroen C3, and the Exter will be positioned below the Venue.