The newest small Hyundai of them all proved to be just as brilliant as other new models by the Korean car maker from the get go. Hyundai ix20 has just been awarded five star safety rating by EuroNCAP, which is a good achievement for a B-segment MPV.
The car received a class-leading score of 85% in the ‘child occupant protection’ category, performing well in both the 18-month-old and three–year-old assessments. In the ‘adult occupant’ and ‘pedestrian’ categories, the Hyundai attained competitive scores of 89% and 64% respectively.
Electronic stability program and a seatbelt reminder system contributed to the ix20’s score of 71% in the ‘safety assist’ category. Hyundai’s thorough safety program yielded maximum points in the ‘side barrier impact’ assessment as well as good protection against whiplash in rear-end impacts.
The ix20 is the fourth consecutive Hyundai model to achieve this after the i20 supermini, i30 hatchback and ix35 C-segment SUV.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “The ix20’s five-star rating further demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to the highest levels of safety for our customers. Add to that a very generous standard specification, a range of efficient engines, and the assurance of our unrivalled Five Year Triple Care, and the ix20 becomes a very appealing package.“