In the Euro NCAP’s crash tests, Hyundai’s SUV the Kona has got five stars. After this, it can now say that this is the most safest SUV of Hyundai.
In adult occupant safety it got 87 percent scores, in child occupant safety it has received 85 percent, under the pedestrian safety it scores 62 percent. Well, the reason behind this is the vehicle has nine airbags and some upgraded driver assistance systems.
The passenger compartment of the KONA remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Hyundai showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions. Protection of the passenger dummy was good for all critical body areas in this test.
In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver dummy was good for all critical parts of the body, and that of the rear passenger was good apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate. In the side barrier test, the KONA scored maximum points, with good protection for all body areas. Even in the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was adequate, and that of other parts of the body was good.
Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated marginal whiplash protection. The car has an autonomous emergency braking system as part of an optional safety pack. In tests, it showed good performance at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries are caused, but the results are not included in this assessment because the equipment is not standard.
In the frontal offset test, protection of both dummies was good or adequate for all critical body areas. In the side barrier test, the head of the 10year dummy ‘bottomed out’ the curtain airbag but dummy readings indicated adequate protection for this part of the body.