Five stars for Hyundai safety

Hyundai's i30 gained the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Motoring Correspondent


Motoring Correspondent


Five stars for Hyundai safety

Hyundai Motor’s i30 gained the maximum five-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organization Euro NCAP.

This result underlines the success of Hyundai’s approach to democratize advanced safety technologies and features across its i30 range.

The new generation i30 achieved top scores in the categories Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist, demonstrating that the i30 five-door is one of the safest and best equipped vehicles in its segment.

The five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP for the i30 5-door proves the strenuous efforts to provide the latest safety and technology-driven solutions for customers, a company executive said.

Hyundai were proud to be the first car manufacturer to receive the five-star rating in this segment under the new revised rating scheme. With its optimal standard safety package, the i30 fulfils the highest customer expectations, they insist.
With the new generation i30, Hyundai Motor introduced the latest Hyundai Smart Sense™ active safety and driving assistance technologies.

The comprehensive package complies with the highest European safety standards: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Front Collision Warning System and Pedestrian Detection, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Driver Attention Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist System, Speed Limit Information Function and High Beam Assist.

The Euro NCAP test results highlighted in particular the AEB system, including the Front Collision Warning System and Pedestrian Detection, an advanced i30 active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, with automatic braking if required.

In addition, the Euro NCAP awarded top marks to the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). The LKAS alerts the driver during unsafe actions at speeds over 60 km/h by monitoring the car’s position.

The system sounds an alarm before the car crosses white, grey or blue lines as well as Botts’ dots on the road, while the LKAS warns the driver both audibly and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.

A new feature is the Driver Attention Alert, a driver protection feature which helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents.

The system analyses various vehicle signals, such as steering angle, steering torque, vehicle’s position in the lane and driving time. In addition, the driver can adjust a user-selectable setting for the system’s sensitivity. If the system detects inattentive driving patterns, an audible signal and message on the instrument display panel alert the driver.

Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the new generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car in Europe. It represents the core of the Hyundai brand, making superior quality, state-of-the-art connectivity and the optimal standard safety package accessible to everyone.