Hyundai Elantra maintains top safety score

Hyundai Elantra maintains top safety score

ANCAP has awarded the new generation Hyundai Elantra a five-star safety score.

Carrying on from the previous generation of the Hyundai sedan which also had the top safety score, ANCAP found that the 2016 Hyundai Elantra provided levels of driver, passenger and pedestrian protection which allowed it to qualify for a five-star rating.

The Elantra achieved an ‘Acceptable’ pedestrian protection rating with testing revealing the base of the windscreen as an area for safety design improvement.

While ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James Goodwin also pointed out that some safety features available as standard in the Elantra overseas are missing from Australian variants.

“The Elantra performed well in crash testing and is another sound addition to Hyundai’s fleet which sits well with its competitors in the small passenger vehicle market,”

“Advanced safety assist technologies are unfortunately lacking on the Elantra, and Hyundai - along with other manufacturers - should step up and include technologies such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on all models.”




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