Hyundai Verna passes the Global NCAP safety test with 5-star

Hyundai Verna Safety rating and specifications

The Hyundai Verna has achieved an impressive 5-star safety rating in the Global NCAP test, marking a significant milestone for Hyundai. This rating makes it the first Hyundai model sold in India to receive such high safety recognition. The tested model comes with essential safety features like six airbags, ESC, rear ISOFIX mounts, and seat belt reminders. The Verna performed exceptionally well in both adult and child occupant protection, earning a 5-star rating for both categories. This achievement underscores Hyundai’s commitment to safety, making the Verna a reassuring choice for Indian car buyers.

Hyundai Verna adult occupant safety

Hyundai Verna passes the Global NCAP safety test with 5-star
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The Hyundai Verna earned an impressive 5-star rating for adult occupant protection, scoring 28.18 out of 34 points. The Verna demonstrated commendable protection for the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck in frontal impact tests. Even the chest protection for the driver was rated as marginal, with passenger chest protection deemed good. However, concerns arose regarding the bodyshell’s instability in withstanding further loadings. The knee and footwell areas also raised some issues, with marginal protection for the knees and an unstable footwell area. In side impact and side pole impact tests, the Verna offered good protection to various body parts, including the head, pelvis, and abdomen, albeit with some areas rated as adequate or marginal. Despite these concerns, the Verna’s overall 5-star rating underscores its commitment to passenger safety.

Child Occupant Safety

In the child occupant crash test rating, the Hyundai Verna excelled with a score of 42 out of 49 points. This includes a perfect 12 out of 12 points for the Child Restraint System (CRS) installation and a full 24 out of 24 points in the dynamic score. Global NCAP conducted tests with dummies representing an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old child, both seated facing rearward and secured using i-size anchorages and a support leg. The CRS effectively prevented head exposure during frontal and side impacts, ensuring comprehensive protection. The Verna comes with standard 3-point seat belts for all seats. It’s worth noting that the front passenger airbag cannot be disengaged when a rearward-facing CRS is installed. Although a CRS failure occurred after the initial side impact test, the manufacturer identified it as an isolated incident.

Hyundai Verna Features and Performance

The Hyundai Verna a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated unit producing 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. It also gets a 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine with a robust output of 158bhp and 253Nm of torque. The NA engine is available with a six-speed manual or a CVT transmission. While the Turbo engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT gearbox. Inside the Verna, you’ll find a host of features, including an electric sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system seamlessly integrated with a fully digital instrument console. It also gets automatic climate control, Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and an impressive eight-speaker Bose sound system. Hyundai also offers a convenient switchable-type infotainment and climate controller, allowing users to manage both AC and infotainment functions with ease. This sedan, available in nine striking colors, comfortably accommodates up to five occupants.

Pricing and Rivals

The Hyundai Verna stands strong in the midsize sedan segment with its impressive 5-star Global NCAP safety rating. While the Verna shares this achievement with the Slavia and Virtus, the latter two received slightly better ratings in adult occupant protection and maintained a stable body shell. The Verna is available in four variants – EX, S, SX, and SX(O) – with prices ranging from Rs. 10,96,500 to Rs. 17,37,900 (ex-showroom). Customers can choose from a wide range of seven monotone and two dual-tone color options. The Hyundai Verna faces competition in this segment, with prices varying between Rs. 13.06 Lakh and Rs. 20.50 Lakh, depending on the selected variant.

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