New Generation Santa Fe attains highest European safety rating
Safest in its class thanks to Hyundai innovation
Showcases Hyundai’s commitment to the highest quality standards
High Wycombe, 28 November 2012 – Hyundai’s New Generation Santa Fe has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. Its scores across all four test categories make it one of the safest vehicles ever assessed and a leader in its segment.
The D-segment SUV achieved a class-leading 96% in the ‘adult occupant’ category, with the judges awarding maximum points in the side barrier test thanks to the good protection afforded to all body regions. In the ‘child occupant’ category, the New Generation Santa Fe received a score of 89%, and features such as electronic stability control contributed to the car’s score of 86% in the ‘safety assist’ category.
Underlining Hyundai’s commitment to class-leading safety standards, New Generation Santa Fe is the company’s first car to be equipped with an Active Bonnet. In the event of an impact with a pedestrian, the bonnet rises to enable greater absorption of force, helping to minimise the potential for serious injuries. This feature contributed to the New Generation Santa Fe scoring 71% in the ‘pedestrian safety’ category.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The five-star rating for New Generation Santa Fe shows our commitment to developing cars which provide the highest levels of safety to Hyundai customers. The car’s class-leading safety complements the enhanced efficiency that brings low CO2 and low running costs, to make New Generation Santa Fe a compelling choice for consumers.”
The New Generation Santa Fe is the latest Hyundai model to achieve the maximum score in Euro NCAP’s rigorous assessment programme, following the five-star ratings achieved by all Hyundai cars launched in Europe since the original i30 in 2007. These models include i20, ix35, ix20, i40, Veloster and most recently the New Generation i30.
Every New Generation Santa Fe on sale in Europe comes with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care. This award-winning customer assurance package includes a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.back to news