Hyundai's compact SUV, the ix25, was recently launched in China, and will also be launched in India by the second half of 2015. The car underwent crash tests in China under C-NCAP (China New Car Assessment Program) and has received 5-star safety rating. The car went through four tests under the assessment: 100 percent overlap crash, side impact, 40 percent overlap front and whiplash.
The 100 percent overlap frontal crash test was done at a speed of 50Km/h. Out of 18, the compact SUV achieved 15.89 points. Whereas in the side impact test, carried out with a moving hard object travelling at a speed of 50-51Km/h, it scored 18/18 points. Interestingly, the crash tested version was a base model without curtain and side airbags, and it yet scored full marks.
The 40% overlap frontal impact test was performed at a speed of 64Km/h, and the car received 14.11 points out of 18. In the whiplash test, performed at 15.65Km/h, the compact SUV scored 100 percent.
As mentioned above, the ix25 will also be launched in India sometime in the second half of 2015. Engine options to be offered with the car are likely to be a 1.4-litre Kappa petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel that also power the Verna.
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