The 4th gen Hyundai Tucson has scored full 5-stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash test. This generation of Tucson made its debut in September 2020 and few months later went on sale as a 2021 model year car beginning from the North American markets.
The Tucson scored 86% in adult occupant protection and 87% in child occupant protection. The vehicle comes equipped with safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags, seat-belt pre-tensioners and load-limiters, seat-belt reminder system, lane assist, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), and speed assistance.
Furthermore, the passenger compartment of Tucson remained stable in the frontal offset test in which it scored 12.4 points out of the available 16. In the lateral impact test, it recorded an impressive 15.4 points. The crossover scored 3.3 out of 4 points on the rear impact test and a rescue and extrication rating of 2 points. Overall, the points tally added up to 33.1 out of 38 points for adult occupant protection.
According to Euro NCAP, the Tucson offered good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger in the frontal offset test. In both the frontal offset test and the side barrier impact, protection for all critical body areas of both child dummies was good. For the safety assist category, Tucson scored a total of 11.3 points out of 16 whereas in pedestrian protection the SUV scored a total of 36.1 points out of 54. In terms of child occupation protection, 2021 Tucson scored 42.9 points out of the total 49 points available. The testing unit was assessed for the safety of 6 and 10 years old children.
The variant tested by Euro NCAP was the base GLS trim of Tucson powered by a 1.6-litre GDI turbo petrol engine paired with hybrid technology. The car weighed a total of 1633 kg. This 5-star safety rating will also be valid for other mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the SUV.
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