Hyundai Tucson update earns 5 stars
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11th January, 2016
A 5 star ANCAP safety rating has been awarded to the updated Hyundai
Tucson following a number of design and production changes.
The rating applies to all Tucson variants built from 17th November 2015 in South Korea and 16th December 2015 in the
Czech Republic when several safety-related improvements were introduced. The 2015 model Tucson’s built prior to these
dates either have a 4 star ANCAP rating (2.0 litre GDi variant) or are unrated.
“It is encouraging to see Hyundai make a number of design and production changes to improve the safety of the
vehicle and we commend them for acting quickly to implement the improvements,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James
“The changes significantly improved the vehicle’s performance in the frontal offset test which would reduce the
possibility of injury to occupants in the event of a crash,” he said.
“This is a positive example of the importance of local, independent testing and ANCAP working proactively with
vehicle brands to ensure we have the safest vehicles on the Australasian market,” Mr Goodwin said.
“Consumers considering purchasing a new or used Tucson should check the build date to avoid any confusion over the
ANCAP safety rating,” he said.
The first ANCAP test of the Tucson in September 2015 revealed the structural integrity of the driver footwell was
compromised and there was excessive rearward brake pedal movement in the frontal offset test, limiting it to a 4 star
rating. Hyundai subsequently implemented a number of safety-related improvements and the updated vehicle achieved a 5
star ANCAP safety rating.
ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand
Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and
the FIA Foundation.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.