Hyundai Motors India standardizes 3-point seatbelt and seat belt reminder for all seats
Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) has announced that it has standardized the 3-point seatbelt and seat belt reminder for all seats across all models.
Hyundai's current Indian portfolio consists of The Grand i10 Nios, Aura, i20, i20 N-Line, Venue, Venue N-Line, Creta, Alcazar, Tucson and 2 electric offerings in the form of the Kona and Ioniq-5. All variants of these cars will get these newly added safety features.
These safety measures were announced ahead of the October 2023 deadline for all cars to come standard with 6-airbags and 3-point seatbelts. The government's new regulation is pushing for better safety requirements for automobiles in India, including a uniform crash test rating for all vehicles sold.
Currently, only the Tucson, Alcazar, Creta, Verna, Kona and Ioniq-5 are offered with 6-airbags as standard. The remaining vehicles are only offered with 4-airbags unless you opt for the to-trim which does get the benefit of those 2 additional airbags.
Even the Hyundai Smart Sense Level-2 ADAS features have been extended from just the Hyundai Tucson SUV to the Ioniq-5 and the newly launched Hyundai Verna sedan. Hyundai claims that it will further extend this feature to its other models as well.
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