2012 Hyundai i30 Safety Report
The all-new 2012 Hyundai i30 crash test results by EuroNCAP (report with video)!
Hyundai has long been known for the impressive safety features that it adds to all of its vehicles!
And that was recently put to the test when the redesigned i30 hatchabck was put through its paces by the European New Car Assessment Programme -EuroNCAP.
The results were particularly pleasing to everyone involved at Hyundai, with the i30 receiving a maximum5-star rating.
The crash test are broken down into 4 different categories, an here is a quick breakdown of how the Hyundai i30 performed in each of those.
Adult Occupant – When it came to a frontal impact, the i30 performed really well. The results showed that the passenger compartment remained stable and that the chest, knees and femurs were all very well protected.
The tests further revealed that passengers of all sizes and body positions would receive that same level of protection in a front collision.
The side barrier test offered good results, with the impact on the chest considered to be adequate.
The chest area fell a little flat on the very severe side pole test, but all other parts were considered good on that, as well as in the rear collision test. Overall, the i30 scored an impressive 90% in that area.
The all-new Hyundai i30 scored maximum points in the 18 month infant and 3-year old categories, with the performance in frontal collisions a particular highlight.
Front facing car seats were used in side impact tests and it was shown that the likelihood of any part of the child coming in contact with the car was virtually zero.
The front passenger side airbag can be turned off when using a rear facing car seat, but the test results further showed that using such a seat with the bag left activated would be extremely dangerous.
Once again, the stylish Hyundai i30 score a 90% in this important category.
Pedestrian safety – The bumper of the i30 received maximum points when it came to protecting pedestrians, with the front edge of the bonnet giving mostly good results.
In the areas of the bonnet where a child’s head would strike, good protection was offered, but the results were somewhat mixed when it came to adults. The i30 received a score of 67% in this category.
Safety Assist – The standard safety features on the i30 hatchback, such as Electronic stability control and seatbelt reminder for the driver and passenger all easily met the EuroNCAP standards.
One feature that was not rated was the speed limitation device as that is an optional feature on the Hyundai i30. The final score in this category was 86%. [Source: EuroNCAP]
Hyundai i30 ESC safety test video
Watch the video with the 2012 Hyundai i30 crash tests here. The car was tested with/without Electronic Stability Control -ESC!