New Hyundai i10 Scores
Hyundai’s new i10 city car has earned a four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.
With up to five stars available, Euro NCAP’s ratings are based on scores from four areas: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist.
Assessors noted that in tests for the Adult Occupant Category - for which the i10 achieved 79% - the passenger compartment “remained stable in the frontal impact” test and offered “good protection” to the knees and femurs of the driver and front passenger. They were satisfied that the i10 offers “a similar level of protection” to occupants of different statures and sat in different positions.
The i10 scored 80% in the Child Occupant Category, with “maximum points” for the protection of infants aged up to 18 months.
Forward movement of the head of the dummy that represented a three-year-old in Euro NCAP’s tests was “not excessive” while chest loads indicated “fair protection”.
The i10 scored 71% in the Pedestrian category, with maximum points for a front bumper that provided “good protection” to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet surface and windscreen provided “mostly good or adequate protection”.
Finally, the i10 scored 56% in the Safety Assist category, earning credit for its seatbelt reminder feature for the front and rear seats, and its electronic stability program.