In 2021 Latin NCAP Previous version of Hyundai Tucson tested to find out 2 airbags scored Zero. The SUV scored 50.23% for adult occupants, 5.34% for children, 48.40% for vulnerable road users and pedestrians, and 6.98% for safety assist.
Tests on the new Tucson’s frontal and side impacts, whiplash, and pedestrian protection were conducted. Overall, pedestrian protection was average, but some parts of the upper leg were not well protected. Due to the absence of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the Safety Assist box performed poorly.
The Tucson SUV received ratings of 81.61% for Adult Occupant safety and 55.78% for Safety Assist. In response to the most recent zero stars, Hyundai made the decision to upgrade the model’s fundamental features. This comprised all three point belts, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
The vehicle was put through tests for side pole impact, ESC, the Moose Test, and speed assistance. Other optional devices including Lane Support Systems, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Road Edge Detection all worked effectively. However, they have no impact on the score or star rating.
Latin NCAP thinks Hyundai can achieve greater marks as it expands the Tucson’s compatibility with ADAS systems and other minor details. This experiment also demonstrates how misleading it can be to assume that so-called new models or replacement models will perform safer than older versions, unless those models have been specifically designed and equipped to do so.
According to the chairman of Latin NCAP, Hyundai has further potential to increase safety in its best-selling vehicles. He demands that more and more cars come equipped with cutting-edge driving assistance features.
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