New Hyundai Tucson Bags 0 Stars in Latin NCAP Crash Test

New Hyundai Tucson Bags 0 Stars in Latin NCAP Crash Test

Hyundai Tucson 2022 was recently introduced in India. It was an instant success, as the SUV was sold out for the entire year. Recently, in the Latin NCAP crash test, it received a 0-star safety rating for the base variant with 2 airbags, while the Tucson 2022 variant with 6 airbags received a 3-star safety rating.

The 2-airbags Hyundai Tucson model received 20.09 points for adult occupants and 2.62 points for child occupants. Hyundai Tucson 2022 6-airbags model received 32.64 points for adult safety, and 34.07 points for child safety, amounting to a 3-star rating overall.

The driver and passenger received adequate head and neck protection. The driver's and passenger's chests were both well-protected. The knees of the driver and passenger provided only marginal protection because they could collide with dangerous structures behind the fascia. The tibias of the driver provided adequate and good protection, while the tibias of the passengers provided adequate and good protection.

The bodyshell and footwell received a stable rating. Side impact protection was adequate for the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. A side impact test was not performed because the car does not come standard with side head protection. The seat provided only marginal neck protection for adults. 

The vehicle meets the requirements for the rear impact structure. While the car meets the performance requirements, it does not meet the Latin NCAP preconditions and availability requirements for scoring.

The child seat was installed rearward facing for the 3-year-old child using ISOFIX anchorages and a support leg. It was effective at preventing head exposure and provided adequate protection. CRS provided complete protection from side impact. Several of the CRSs tested for installation were unsuccessful. 

Despite the presence of standard ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard positions, the marking did not meet Latin NCAP criteria. Only the rear centre position comes standard with a lap belt. When a rearward CRS is installed in the passenger seat, the airbag warning meets Latin NCAP requirements. The vehicle does not come standard with a passenger airbag disconnect switch.