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2021 Hyundai Tucson scores zero stars at Latin NCAP crash take a look at | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Printed On Dec 15, 2021 08:00:00 AM

Poor scores in youngster occupancy safety and security help methods led to the 2021 Tucson being awarded zero stars by Latin NCAP.

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson has scored zero stars in a latest crash take a look at carried out by the Latin New Automobile Evaluation Programme (Latin NCAP). The 2021 Tucson is the third-gen mannequin, and Hyundai has moved on to a next-generation mannequin in markets like Europe and America, whereas this model continues to be on sale in a number of worldwide markets, together with India.

  • 2021 Tucson scored 51 p.c in grownup occupant safety
  • Little one Occupant safety rating was solely 4 p.c
  • Check mule crash examined by Latin NCAP was manufactured in Korea

2021 Hyundai Tucson Latin NCAP crash take a look at outcomes: particulars

Customary security tools on the take a look at variant of the Hyundai Tucson included twin entrance airbags, seat belt pretensioners, ISOFIX youngster seat mounts within the rear seats and a driver facet seat belt warning.

When it comes to grownup occupant safety, the Tucson scored 20.48 factors or 51 p.c. Within the frontal offset impression, the Tucson provided good safety to the passenger’s head, neck, chest and knee areas, though it was solely ample for the driving force’s chest and marginal for the driving force’s knees. Even the bodyshell was rated secure and able to withstanding additional load.

Within the different two classes – whiplash rear impression take a look at and facet movable deformable barrier take a look at – the Tucson scored pretty properly with 2.46/three and seven.86/eight factors respectively.

The place the Tucson actually misplaced factors was in youngster occupant safety as Hyundai didn’t suggest a toddler restraint system (CRS), resulting in zero factors in dynamic take a look at. Furthermore, a lot of the CRS’ examined for set up failed. Secondly, the center seat within the second row solely got here with a lap belt, once more resulting in zero factors in vehicle-based evaluation. The Tucson solely scored 2.14 out of 49 potential, or simply 4 p.c in youngster occupancy safety.

The Tucson additionally misplaced out main factors by way of security help methods as options like digital stability management (ESC) and passenger facet seat belt reminder have been solely non-compulsory. Even facet airbags on the Latin-spec Tucson are non-compulsory extras.

Hyundai Tucson in India

It’s value noting that the present Tucson on sale right here is the third-generation mannequin, though it’s considerably higher outfitted than the model crash examined by Latin NCAP. These take a look at outcomes, thus, don’t apply to the mannequin bought right here.

In India, the Hyundai Tucson comes loaded with security options resembling six airbags, ESC, automobile stability administration (VSM), hill-start help management, tyre strain monitoring system (TPMS), brake help, three-point seat belts for all three passengers on the rear, ISOFIX anchors, entrance and rear parking sensors with a reverse parking digicam and extra as normal. What’s widespread between the India and Latin-spec fashions are simply the seatbelt pretensioners, ISOFIX anchorages and driver facet seat belt warning.

In different information, Hyundai is seeking to deliver the fourth-gen Tucson to India quickly. A camouflaged take a look at mule of the identical was lately spied right here. Furthermore, the brand new Tucson has already acquired a 5-star security score from Euro NCAP, one thing that ought to bode properly with the shoppers.

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