All set to launch on August 10, the new Hyundai Tucson has been internationally acclaimed for class-leading safety equipment and robust build
Hyundai Motor India Ltd, one of the most popular carmakers in the country, will launch the new Hyundai Tucson on August 10. In a fashion typical of the South Korean carmaker, the new-age Tucson is brimming with segment-leading equipment. Among the biggest highlights, though, is its cutting-edge safety equipment that makes the new model one of the safest cars around. Here’s what makes the new Tucson one of the safest SUVs to ever hit the mainstream Indian car market –
Segment-First Safety Suite
The latest generation Hyundai Tucson comes with as many as 45 active as well as passive safety features that keep the occupants cocooned inside the lavish cabin. Some noteworthy bits include 6 airbags (dual front airbags, side and curtain), front and rear parking sensors, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Descent Control, Hill Assist Control, all disc brakes, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Rain-sensing wipers, ISOFIX child seat restraints, and a 360-degree surround-view camera.
Also, the new Hyundai Tucson is the only vehicle in its segment to come equipped with Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This active safety net plays a huge role in the prevention of mishaps. The SUV comes equipped with multiple cameras and sensors that can detect other vehicles or pedestrians on the road and offer complete protection. The 19 features that this comprehensive safety suite offers include:
- Driving Safety Functions:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Car
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Pedestrian
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Cycle
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Junction Turning
- Blind-Spot Collision Warning
- Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Driver Attention Warning
- Blind-Spot View Monitor
- Safe Exit Warning
- Driving Convenience Functions:
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
- Lane Following Assist
- High Beam Assist
- Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
- Parking Safety Functions:
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
- Surround View Monitor
Thus, through these advanced features, the new Tucson not only ensures the safety of its occupants but even of other road users. Equipment such as the Surround View Monitor makes parking in tight spots a breeze, while the Blind View Monitor System makes changing lanes a safe affair.
3rd Generation Compact (N3) Platform
The plethora of safety-enhancing features that the new Tucson comes with surely go a long way in ensuring the highest level of protection for the occupants. What further helps the new SUV offer a superior level of safety is the 3rd Generation Compact (N3) platform on which it has been developed. This modern architecture offers the best-in-segment chassis strength, while the body structure has a high application of AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel) & HSS (High Strength Steel) along with extensive use of hot-stamping to assure the best possible protection in an event of a collision.
5-Star Score at NCAP
The strong structure and gamut of advanced safety features have helped the new Hyundai Tucson come out with flying colors at various renowned test beds across the world. The SUV scored a full 5-star rating at EURO NCAP, one of the most stringent new car assessment programs around the globe. The findings by the testers concluded that the passenger compartment of the SUV remained stable even in the highly challenging offset crash test. The premium SUV scored 12.4/16 points in this category. It even scored very well in the pedestrian protection tests. Furthermore, the SUV has even bagged a full 5-star score at Australian NCAP, thereby validating the top honors received at Euro NCAP. At the ANCAP, the new SUV bagged an adult occupant protection rating of 86 percent, a child occupant protection rating of 87 percent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 66 percent, and a safety assist rating of 70 percent.
This isn’t all as the latest Tucson has even received the ‘Top Ranked SUV’ and ‘Top Safety Pick+’ titles at NHTSA and IIHS, respectively. With top-notch scores at these distinguished nonprofit safety agencies, the efficacy of structural strength and safety equipment of the new Tucson has been well proven.
High-end Lightning System
Among the highlights of the aesthetics of the new Hyundai Tucson is the avant-garde Dark Chome Parametric front grille that houses Parametric Hidden LED DRLs and positioning lamps. The multi-tier lighting setup not only gives the new SUV a unique identity but even results in excellent illumination in the dark. The DRLs on the new SUV are significantly larger than on any other car in the segment. To produce these large lamps, Hyundai has made use of state-of-the-art half-mirror lighting technology. This process involves the application of a thin layer of specialized metal surface coating on the inner part of the outer lens.
So, when the DRLs are turned on, the dark chrome grille appears to transform into jewel-like shapes, thereby not just leading to a unique appearance but even a strong illumination. In fact, Hyundai has made use of this Hidden Lighting technology even in the stylish tail lamps, thereby leading to a strong as well as a spectacular illumination at the night time, whilst maintaining a sleek look when the tail lamps are turned off.