Hyundai’s all-new Kona compact SUV has received five-star rating for the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) crash tests. The SUV attained a score of 87 per cent and 85 per cent for adult occupant and child occupant protection respectively. While its pedestrian protection score stands at 62 per cent, the safety assist system gets 60 per cent. With this score, the Hyundai Kona has become one of the safest cars in the B-SUV segment.
Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor Europe said, “The five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP for the all new Kona proves that our newest SUV fulfils the highest standards for the safety of our customers. The top result demonstrates that Hyundai Motor not only offers technology-driven and innovative solutions, but also makes them easily accessible to everyone.” Check Out – Hyundai Kona Explained in Photo Story
Hyundai Kona Euro NCAP Crash Test – Video
Euro NCAP found that the passenger compartment of the Kona remained stable in the frontal offset test. It protected the front occupants from any serious injury. It offered good protection to driver and passenger’s knees and femurs as well. The side barrier tests also showcased good protection to critical body areas. In fact, there was adequate chest protection in the more severe side pole impact. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
The crash test results also showed good protection for rear occupants. The chest protection was adequate too. In the front seats and head restraints tests, the Kona offered good whiplash protection during a rear-end collision. Though, the rear seats’ geometric assessment showcased marginal whiplash protection.
Hyundai Kona Picture Gallery
All-new Kona SUV meets the highest European safety norms, and comes with Hyundai’s comprehensive SmartSense driver assistance package. This system includes eight safety technologies such as Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
First previewed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Hyundai Kona has been designed on the company’s evolved fluidic design philosophy. The carmaker also revealed the electric version of the Kona at the same event. The global launch of the Kona electric SUV is scheduled to happen at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.