The all new Hyundai i40 has received the maximum five star safety rating from Euro NCAP, making the car on of the safest vehicles in the D-segment.
The five star rating achieved by the Hyundai i40 follows on from top scores from the Hyundai i20, ix20, i30 and ix35.
In the 'adult occupant' category, the Hyundai i40 received a 92% rating, with maximum points in the side barrier test. The head restraint and seat received praise for the protection the provide against whiplash injuries during a rear-end collision.
The Hyundai i40 obtained a score of 86% in the 'child occupant' category, with good results in the '18 month old' and '3 year old' child categories. The 'pedestrian' category saw the Hyundai i40 receive a 43% score, seeing the front bumper receive maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs.
Hyundai's Electronic stability program, speed limitation assistance and a seatbelt reminder system helped the hyundai i40 receive an 86% score in the 'safety assist' category, while the passive and active safety systems exceeded the Euro NCAP's 2011 requirements.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, "The five-star rating for i40 further demonstrates our commitment to the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. It's another reason for private and fleet buyers in the D-segment to consider the i40, with safety, first-class quality, efficiency and generous specification among the car's impressive list of attributes. Our Five Year Triple Care customer assurance package, makes the i40 even harder to ignore."
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