New Generation Santa Fe named the safest in its class of 2012
The New Generation Santa Fe was assessed by Euro NCAP and has been named the safest car in its class during 2012! It was best in class in every category, making it one of the safest vehicles ever tested by the independent vehicle assessment organisation and the best in the ‘Large Off-Road 4×4’ segment, ahead of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Range Rover.
Eight top-performers have been recommended by Euro NCAP, out of the 36 vehicles tested. In the ‘child occupant’ category, the Santa Fe received a score of 89%, in the ‘adult occupant’ category, the D-segment SUV scored 98% with maximum points in the side barrier test. Other features such as electronic stability control contributed to the car’s score of 86% in the ‘safety assist’ category.
The New Generation Santa Fe is the brand’s first car to be equipped with an active bonnet, which is a further demonstration of Hyundai’s commitment to safety. The active bonnet activates if a pedestrian is hit, reducing impact forces and reducing the risk of serious injury. As a result of this, the Santa Fe scored 71% in the ‘pedestrian safety’ category, making this car stand out among its rivals in this category with the nearest highest score being 63%!
Allan Rushford, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “Having the New Generation Santa Fe recommended by Euro NCAP as the safest car in its class demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to the safety of its customers and other road users. The car’s inherent safety combined with low CO2 , high levels of equipment and emotional design make the New Generation Santa Fe the complete package for European buyers.”
The New Generation Santa Fe has continued their roll of five-star Euro NCAP cars, adding to a long line of recent cars including The New i20, ix20, ix35, i40, Veloster and New Generation i30, oh, hang on, that’s ALL of Hyundai’s current model range!
And, of course, every New Generation Santa Fe goes on sale in Europe with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care. This award-winning customer assurance package includes a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.