Thursday, 1 December 2016
The All-New Hyundai Ioniq gains the full five star award from Euro NCAP.
Superior active safety is a standard feature of the IONIQ
Euro NCAP tested the IONIQ’s standard-equipment Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with good overall performance. The system alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage and applies maximum braking force just before the moment of collision. When a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, the system is activated, operates at speeds of 8 km/h or above, and avoids a collision or minimises damage when a collision is otherwise unavoidable.
Passive safety rounds off the impressive Euro NCAP result
As for passive safety, the light yet rigid body is the result of advanced design, construction methods and materials for the entire IONIQ line-up. Featuring 53% Advanced High Strength Steel, the chassis benefits from superior rigidity for responsive handling and is extremely safe, with high impact energy absorption and minimised distortion in order to protect passengers in the event of a collision. Body structure improvements, complemented by a high-strength fibre-reinforced rear bumper, make the entire IONIQ line-up strong and durable. A total of seven airbags are positioned around the interior of the IONIQ, including a knee airbag for the driver – another factor that was central to the positive Euro NCAP test result.