Ever since Hyundai announced the plans to introduce the award-winning Ioniq 5 in India, people are getting more and more curious about the specifics of the EV.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 created a buzz in the automobile industry after it went through the Euro NCAP crash test. The popular crossover EV managed to score a full 5-star safety rating in what is considered to be the most arduous safety test in the industry. This further cements its credentials and sparks interest in the Ioniq 5 for the people looking for a safer EV. Here are the details of this crash test and how it performed in various categories.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 NCAP Crash Test
Adult Occupant Protection
In the adult occupant protection, the Ioniq 5 managed to score 88% or 33.8/38 points. This test includes frontal impact against moveable and immovable barriers, side-impact/lateral impact test, rear impact and rescue and extrication parameters. These tests are performed at varying speeds to observe the consequences.
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Child Occupant Protection
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. This ensured that it scored big on the child safety parameters with 42.6/49 points or 86%. In the crash tests, the impact on the dummies representing 6 year and 10-year-olds is recorded. Additionally, this test considers the safety equipment onboard to ensure child safety.
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Vulnerable Road Users
This category takes into account pedestrian safety including those of the cyclists using the AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking) function. In this test, the Ioniq 5 managed to score 63% or 34.4/54 points. In the case of a crash, this aspect considers how much damage is sustained by the knee or the head of the pedestrian against the bonnet and bumper of the vehicle.
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As the name suggests, this aspect is based on the features that assist the driver. This includes things like speed assistance, occupant status monitoring, lane support and AEB characteristics. The Ioniq 5 scored a convincing 14.2/16 points or 88% in this section.
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This impressive performance of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the Euro NCAP test along with the already acclaimed accolades from the top critics are the reason why Hyundai has a winner on its hands. It would be interesting to witness how the Indian market receives the crossover EV.