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Crash test rating on IONIQ - probably the same for EV and PHEV?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:52 pm

Australian crash test showed some concerns even though Hyundai recently announced the IONIQ scored the maximum five-star rating... is this something to be concerned about? I don't know much about the ratings but what I could tell is that it seems the Australian test is more specific than some other countries?


Here's the snippet that applies to the IONIQ EV:
The Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle, launched in New Zealand last month and here as early as late this year, received a five-star rating.

It scored a strong 34.92 out of 38 in adult occupant protection; perfect scores in side impact, pole and city AEB tests; and 6.16 and 7.45 out of eight respectively in the full width frontal and frontal offset tests.

But the Ioniq was let down in the full width frontal test, showing a poor result in rear passenger protection to score poorly in the upper legs and receiving only a "marginal" result in the chest area. Whiplash protection was rated at 2.31 out of three.

Full article here ... -s90-53761

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