The all-new Hyundai i40, as the fifth consecutive Hyundai model, has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by EuroNCAP.
Before this, the i20 supermini, ix20 compact MPV, i30 hatchback and ix35 compact SUV had also been awarded five-start rating.
The D-segment i40 received a rating of 92% in the ‘adult occupant’ category, registering maximum points in the side barrier test. Furthermore, the head restraint and seat were praised for providing good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. In the ‘child occupant’ category, the i40 attained an impressive score of 86%, performing well in both the ’18-month-old’ and ‘3-year-old’ child categories. The i40 registered 43% in the ‘pedestrian’ category, with the front bumper scoring maximum points for the good protection offered to pedestrians’ legs.
These are among the best-in-class scores. And that’s not surprising, given the car’s rich list of active and passive safety features.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “The five-star rating for i40 further demonstrates our commitment to the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. It’s another reason for private and fleet buyers in the D-segment to consider the i40, with safety, first-class quality, efficiency and generous specification among the car’s impressive list of attributes. Our Five Year Triple Care customer assurance package, makes the i40 even harder to ignore.”