The next generation model of the Hyundai Tucson had a very disappointing performance in the Latin NCAP test crash. The new model of the Hyundai Tucson with two airbags has got a 0 star safety rating in crash tests. However, the Indian Hyundai Tucson model is yet to be tested.
Image Credit source: YT: LatinNCAP
South Korean auto company Hyundai has recently launched the latest Hyundai Tucson next generation SUV in the Indian market. Its ex-showroom price in India is between Rs 27.70-34.54 Lakh. But this SUV has proved to be laggy in terms of passenger safety. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson with 2 airbags has got a 0 star safety rating in the Latin NCAP crash test. At the same time, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson with 6 airbags managed to achieve 3 star safety rating. However, the new Hyundai Tucson model in the Indian market is yet to be crash tested.
Hyundai Tucson: 2 Airbags
The Hyundai Tucson with 2 airbags for adult passengers has got only 20.09 points, which is 50.23 percent of the total points available. At the same time, for the safety of children, this SUV was able to achieve only 5.34 percent or 2.62 percent of the total points available.
The Hyundai Tucson SUV that passed the crash test is manufactured in South Korea/Czech Republic. Last year the old model also got a 0 star safety rating.
Hyundai Tucson: 6 Airbags
The Hyundai Tucson SUV with 6 airbags performed well. For the safety of adult passengers, the SUV has got 81.61 percent of the total available points i.e. 32.64 points. Talking about the safety of children, the SUV has secured 69.53 percent of the total points available i.e. 34.07 points. The new gen Hyundai Tucson achieved a 5 star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash test in November 2021.
Latin NCAP Crash Test
According to the Latin NCAP crash test results, the new gen Hyundai Tucson SUV with 2 airbags has not tested for side pole impact as the car does not offer side head protection. At the same time, the seat has also shown slight protection for the neck of adult passengers. The marking was not as per the Latin NCAP standard, despite the rear outboard position being standard ISOFIX anchorage for child safety.