Thursday, September 28, 2023

A competitor to the Peugeot 208 improved from zero to three stars after this crash test

Latin NCAP, the agency responsible for evaluating the safety of cars marketed in the 0 km region, has published a new result of its crash tests: the Hyundai HB20, a compact hatchback model manufactured in Brazil, received three stars.

The previous version of the Hyundai HB20 with only 2 airbags as standard was rated zero stars by Latin NCAP in 2020. The manufacturer updated the model by, among other things, installing six airbags as standard and adding ADAS technologies.

The new HB20, which is equipped with six airbags and electronic stability control (ESC) as standard, achieved 68.30% in the adult occupant rating, 74.85% in the child occupant rating, 34.32% in the pedestrian protection rating and vulnerable road users and 65.12% for the safety assistant.

The vehicle was evaluated in front-impact, side-impact, side-pole impact, whiplash, pedestrian protection and ESC/Moose tests. The most basic safety features of the model were evaluated; Other equipment variants include autonomous emergency braking (AEB), blind spot detection (BSD) and lane departure warning system (LSS) as optional equipment.

This Is What The Hyundai Hb20 Looked Like After The Frontal Crash Test At 64 Km/H.  Photo: Tn Cars.

This is what the Hyundai HB20 looked like after the frontal crash test at 64 km/h. Photo: TN Cars.

TN Autos was in Landsberg on the premises of the German Automobile Club (ADAC), where Latin NCAP conducts the crash tests of the models, and we were able to see the three affected HB20 units. There are three because one is used for each impact: front, side and side of the post.

“Hyundai’s voluntary decision to upgrade the HB20’s basic safety equipment to 6 standard airbags and ESC is more than welcome and shows the positive impact of the Latin NCAP results on the market. The new HB20 has the potential to receive a higher star rating,” said Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Latin NCAP.

In addition, he added: “We hope that manufacturers who, like other manufacturers, have not yet taken measures like Hyundai’s towards safer vehicles, will take an example from this result and provide basic equipment such as 6 airbags, ESC, road protection, pedestrian protection and provide pedestrian protection.” Five Star Latin NCAP Performance.”

Unit That Suffered The Side Impact During The Latin Ncap Crash Tests.  Photo: Tn Cars.

Unit that suffered the side impact during the Latin NCAP crash tests. Photo: TN Cars.

The result of the crash test

  • Frontal impact: showed weak protection on the driver’s chest and adequate protection on the passenger’s chest. The knees were only slightly protected. The structure and foot area were considered unstable.
  • Side impact: showed good protection for the head, abdomen and pelvis, while the chest area was only slightly protected.
  • Side Pole Impact: Good protection for the head and pelvis, marginal protection for the chest and adequate protection for the abdomen.
  • Whiplash: showed minor protection to the adult’s neck.
  • Child dummies: demonstrated almost complete protection in frontal and side impacts, all child restraint systems (CRS) tested passed installation and the airbag warning markings and the passenger airbag deactivation warning met the Latin NCAP requirements.
  • Pedestrian protection: was sufficient and marginal, although the areas next to the A-pillar were poorly protected. The upper and lower legs showed poor protection.
The Hb20, Which Passed The Pole Test And Also The Side Impact Test.  Photo: Tn Cars.

The HB20, which passed the pole test and also the side impact test. Photo: TN Cars.

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