[VIDEO] Hyundai i20 facelift earns 5-star EuroNCAP rating image

The facelifted version of the Hyundai i20 has been recently awarded with a five-star EuroNCAP rating in the latest safety tests.

According to EuroNCAP, in case of a head-on collision, the passenger compartment remains stable and adult dummy reading revealed good protection to the knees and femurs of both the driver and the passenger. In the side barrier test, protection of other body regions was good too and in the side pole test, protection to the chest was weak, but the seat and the head restraint had provided good protection. The child occupant protection scored a 90 percent which is actually considered to be quite high and the model is also providing good protection to pedestrians, thanks to its bumper.

As a quick reminder, the 2012 Hyundai i20 has been officially presented to the public in March and the model has a hexagonal grille, a new bumper, hood and fenders, along with new rear bumper and taillights. The i20 facelift is 1,710 mm wide, 1,490 mm tall and it has a wheelbase of 2,525 mm, while its length has increased by just 55 mm, 30 mm to the front and 25 mm to the rear, at a total of 3,995 mm. The most important upgrade on the facelifted i20 is the new 1.1 liter three-cylinder U-II diesel engine, producing 75 HP, and with the Hyundai Blue Drive technologies, the model can emit 84 g/km of CO2.