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2011-10-28 08:28

SIXTH TO MAX: Hyundai's new three-doors-and-a-hatch coupe, the Veloster, has scored maximum Euro NCAP stars.

Hyundai’s  Veloster has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating after Euro NCAP crash testing.

The results, the automaker reports, include class-best scores for the 1+2-door (yes, three side doors) sports coupe.

The Veloster achieved a rating of 96% in the “adult occupant” category, registering maximum points in the side-barrier test and more severe side pole test.  In the “child occupant” category, the car scored 89%.


The scores in the “adult” and “child” occupant categories put the Veloster ahead of segment rivals such as the VW Scirocco, Opel Astra GTC and Citroën DS4.

The electronic stability system and seat-belt reminder systems contributed to the car’s score of 71% in the “safety assist” category.

The Veloster is the sixth consecutive Hyundai model to achieve the maximum five-star score in the Euro NCAP programme.  The all-new i40 is the most recent before Veloster to be awarded the top rating.

Allan Rushforth, COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “The five-star rating for the Veloster further demonstrates our commitment to the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. The car is attracting a new audience to the Hyundai brand, combining practicality and ‘fluidic’ design in a unique 1+2-door package.

“Recognition of its class-leading safety performance will further add to its appeal.”

Every Veloster sold across Europe is delivered with a five-year unlimited-distance warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years’ of vehicle “health checks”.

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