All New Santa Fe Best In Class In Euro NCAP Crash Tests
The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe received maximum 5-star safety rating during the crash tests conducted by EuroNCAP last year.
The stylish 5-seat mid-size SUV received a score of 96 per-cent in the “adult occupant” category, with the judges awarding maximum points in the side barrier test. Additionally, the Santa Fe received a score of 89% and 86%, respectively, in the “child occupant” and “safety assist” categories.
Now that the Euro NCAP crash tests have been concluded for 2012, the all new Hyundai Santa Fe has been named as the best-in-class and one of the safest vehicles ever tested in the 4×4.
A remarkable crash test safety rating puts the new Santa Fe ahead of many premium models (Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz M-Class) that were also tested in 2012.
“Having the all-new Santa Fe recommended by Euro NCAP as the safest car in its segment demonstrates the carmaker’s commitment to the safety of its customers and other road users,” commented Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe.
Hyundai Santa Fe Safety Features
The 2013 Santa Fe comes standard with a plethora of passive and active safety systems which designed to help the driver stay in control at all times.
Those include the anti-lock braking system -ABS with electronic brake-force distribution system, electronic stability control -ESC, traction control system -TCS.
Also available in the new Santa Fe are the vehicle stability management -VSM and advanced traction cornering control -ATCC systems, hill-start assist control -HAC and downhill brake control -DBC.
Driver’s Knee Airbag
The new generation Santa Fe mid-size SUV has fitted with 7 air-bags that protect drivers and passengers in the event of a collision.
The model features driver and front passenger airbags; curtain airbags, left and right side airbags, as well as the driver’s knee airbag!