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Old 5th August 2010, 07:06   #1
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Hyundai i20 - a Korean car, designed in Germany and built in India - is the cheapest car with a 5-star safety rating under Australian New Car Assessment Program [ANCAP]. It has received good reviews in Australia. Please see these for details:

Manly Daily : July 24th 2010, Page 41 - Cumberland Newspapers | Manly Daily

Hyundai i20: first drive | carsguide.com.au

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Its a pity that Hyundai discontinued the 6 airbag model here in India. Also ESP was never offered even as an option for us.

Although they would not have gotten significant numbers with it, they should have kept it in their lineup.

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From that source: The variant with 2 airbag having only 4 Star safety ratings. What about here in India, even the Magna & Asta had a decorated sticker of 5 Star Safety.

Still they use that 5Star stickers ?
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From that source: The variant with 2 airbag having only 4 Star safety ratings. What about here in India, even the Magna & Asta had a decorated sticker of 5 Star Safety.

Still they use that 5Star stickers ?
Hehe... they use 5 star stickers on cars without airbags too!!

Also... all cars which got 5 stars has ESP, which no indian version does.
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Great to hear. March on, Hyundai

@ Abhi : I feel the same way. I believe that it was because of them advertising the five-star NCAP rating so heavily that they got such a good response for the i20 in the first place, and even if it wasn't going to be a volume seller, atleast Hyundai should have kept the option open for customers. I hope they're not using the five-star rating now, after the Asta (O) has been discontinued.

This seems to be a trend with Hyundai now. Why discontinue the Asta (O) and rear disc brakes on the Verna from the facelift onwards? Do they think people won't notice?

Edit : In that case they should STOP using that 5-star rear windshield sticker on their cars from now on. It's blatantly misleading the customers !!
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Its built in India and still we get the rough end of the stick. No doubt a good car but why are we always left shortchanged even though its not cheap here.
The european i20 now also comes with Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition but as always we dont get it here.
Hyundai i20 Gets Cleaner Engines & Interior Refresh For Europe | Autoholiks
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Its built in India and still we get the rough end of the stick. No doubt a good car but why are we always left shortchanged even though its not cheap here.
The european i20 now also comes with Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition but as always we dont get it here.
Hyundai i20 Gets Cleaner Engines & Interior Refresh For Europe | Autoholiks
As usual, Indians were always considered second class by Americans and Europeans, and now comes Koreans. Nevertheless, a good upgrade hope it caters to our Indian folks in near future.
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