All Hyundai Cars To Become Safer From August 1
The much-needed safety regulations are finally going to be mandatory from October 1. All cars will have to be equipped with a driver side airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS), speed warning sensor, reverse parking sensor, and seat-belt warning system.
All cars will undergo the Bharat New Vehicles Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP), where they will be tested for full-frontal impact at 48kmph, offset-frontal impact with fixed deformable barrier at 56kmph and side impact with a mobile deformable barrier at 50kmph. Pedestrian safety regulations will be implemented in October 2020.
Hyundai is, hence, increasing the cost of its vehicles by up to ₹9,200 for meeting the new safety norms. Its entire fleet will be upgraded by August 1, notified the company.
Hyundai’s recent launches, Venue and Kona Electric, haven’t received any price hike as the safety features were already built-in.
Other manufacturers are also complying with the norms. Maruti has updated its entire NEXA range of vehicles with the safety upgrades.