All-New KONA Achieves Maximum 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating
The All-New Hyundai KONA received the maximum of five-star's for safety from the independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP. This result marks out the new B-SUV as one of the safest vehicles in the segment, convincing in all four categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist.
Speaking about the achievement Hyundai Motor Europe CEO, Thomas A. Schmid said “The five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP for the All-New KONA proves that our newest SUV fulfils the highest standards for the safety of our customers. The top result demonstrates that Hyundai Motor not only offers technology-driven and innovative solutions, but also makes them easily accessible to everyone.”
Innovative features in the New Kona's like its Lane Keep Assist (LKA) contributed to the five-star rating by passing all tests successfully. The LKA system alerts the driver if there are any unsafe movements at over 37mph by sensing the car’s position. An alarm sounds before the car moves over white lines on the road and warns the driver before inducing corrective steering to guide the vehicle back to a safe position.
The Kona's Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is an advanced active safety feature that 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 to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable. The system is activated when a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, operating at speeds of 5 mph or above.
Other advanced technology boasted in the All-New KONA include:
- High-Beam Assist with Static Low Beam Assist,
- Driver Attention Alert
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
As well as being equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense™ active safety technologies, the Hyundai KONA also offers true SUV capability, thanks to the option of four-wheel drive. The car’s progressive character is further underlined by its modern connectivity features.
Euro NCAP Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the Full Width test, 100% of the width of the car impacts a rigid barrier at 50 Km/h. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 32 km/h into a rigid pole. Watch the full video below.
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