Next Hyundai i30 tops Euro NCAP

2012-05-24 14:49

The next version of Hyundai's European-assembled i30 has earned a maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP.

The results, Hyundai says, place the i30 as one of the safest vehicles in the C segment. It will arrive in South Africa in the next few months.

The car received 90% in the "child occupant" category, scoring maximum points for its protection in both the ‘18-month-old’ and ‘three-year-old’ tests.


In the ‘adult occupant’ category,, with the vehicle providing good protection for driver and passengers. The head restraint and seats were praised for providing good protection against whiplash in a rear-end collision and maximum points were awarded for the front bumper's protection of a pedestrians’ legs.

It scored 90% in the ‘safety assist’ category thanks in part to the car's electronic stability system and front/rear seat-belt reminders which contributed to a score of 86%.

Allan Rushforth, senior VP and and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The five-star rating demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. It’s another reason for people to consider the European-built i30 regarding safety, first-class quality, efficiency and generous specification among the car’s impressive list of attributes.”


The new i30 is the seventh consecutive Hyundai to achieve the maximum five-star score in Euro NCAP’s rigorous assessment programme; the others were the original i30, i20, ix35, ix20, i40 and Veloster.

The i30 is sold in Europe with a five-year, unlimited distance, warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.