- New Generation i30 Tourer attains highest European safety rating
- Score of 90% in both ‘child occupant’ and ‘adult occupant’ tests
High Wycombe, 18 October 2012 – The Hyundai New Generation i30 Tourer has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. These latest results give the Tourer the same safety rating as the five-door model – itself one of the safest cars in class.
In tests carried out by Hyundai, overseen and approved by Euro NCAP, the New Generation i30 Tourer received a class-leading 90% in the ‘child occupant’ category – in both ’18-month-old’ and ‘3-year-old’ – tests. In the ‘adult occupant’ category, it scored 90% and was praised for the good protection afforded by the front head restraints against whiplash in the event of a rear-end impact.
New Generation i30 Tourer scored well in the ‘pedestrian’ test, maintaining maximum points for the protection to pedestrian’s legs provided by the bumper. Electronic stability program, as well as a front and rear seatbelt reminder system, contributed to the car’s score of 86% in the ‘safety assist’ category.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “The five-star rating shows our commitment to developing cars specifically for Europe and providing the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. Our strategy of making cars ‘in Europe, for Europe’ continues to prove successful, attracting new consumers to Hyundai’s design, quality, safety and value.”
The New Generation i30 Tourer is the latest Hyundai model to achieve the maximum five-star score in Euro NCAP’s rigorous assessment programme, following the original i30, i20, ix35, ix20, i40, Veloster and New Generation i30 five-door hatchback.
Every New Generation i30 on sale in Europe comes with Hyundai Five Year Triple Care. This award-winning customer assurance package includes a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.