Published on October 26th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Hyundai NEXO Achieves 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating
Hyundai Motor has received the maximum five-star safety rating from the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), the independent vehicle assessment organisation, for the All-New NEXO. Hyundai’s second generation fuel cell electric vehicle demonstrated its high active and passive safety in all four NCAP rating categories. NEXO protects passengers in the event of a collision also due to the chassis’ superior rigidity.
Hyundai SmartSense: Latest active safety technologies.
To comply with the highest European safety standards, the All-New NEXO features the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies. They help to drastically lower the risk of collisions and increase comfort on board the NEXO.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection in particular, which was rigorously tested in the Euro NCAP, belongs to the advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking automatically if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger level, and applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable.
Furthermore, the Lane Following Assist (LFA), which also received a top-rating in the Euro NCAP testing, keeps the car in the middle of the lane and alerts the driver in unsafe movements at a speed from 0 to 150 km/h by sensing the car’s position.
In recent years Hyundai cars have regularly received the top Euro NCAP safety rating. Among others, Hyundai’s i30, Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe and IONIQ already received the maximum five-star rating in the assessment programme. The continuous top rating, underlines Hyundai’s engineering credibility in terms of safety and reliability.
The All-New NEXO has been on sale throughout Europe since mid-2018.