Shown above is Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner. The electric car received the top rating from the Euro NCAP during a safety test. Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor

Hyundai Motor’s electric car maximum rating in NCAP safety test

Hyundai Motor announced on Nov. 16 that its IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner had received the top rating from the independent vehicle assessment organization European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP).

The Seoul-based automaker noted that the newest model in its IONIQ line-up brand joined IONIQ 5 in delivering the highest safety standards and achieving the maximum five-star EURO NCAP rating.

Vehicles undergoing Euro NCAP’s safety test are evaluated in four categories: ‘Adult Occupant’, ‘Child Occupant’, ‘Vulnerable Road User’ and ‘Safety Assist’.

The five-star-rated Hyundai IONIQ 6 excelled in the ‘Adult Occupant’, ‘Child Occupant,’ and ‘Safety Assist’ categories, according to Hyundai Motor.

“The fact that IONIQ 6 has followed IONIQ 5 in achieving the maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP is proof that not only is Hyundai a leader in future mobility but also that our models are among the safest in Europe,” Hyundai Vice President Andreas-Christoph Hofmann said.

“Hyundai is committed to guaranteeing our customers and all road users a high level of safety and technology-driven mobility solutions, and the latest five-star Euro NCAP rating underlines our success in achieving that goal.”

Advanced driver assistance systems

As well as seven airbags as standard, Hyundai said IONIQ 6 was equipped with the next level of its SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

The carmaker said that the systems were geared toward ensuring safety and convenience on the road, as shown by Highway Driving Assist 2.

It helps to maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway and helps to center the vehicle in the lane while driving, even through a corner.

“IONIQ 6 has several driver attention-related functions, such as Driver Attention Warning (DAW), which analyses the driver’s attention while driving, provides a warning when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected, and recommends a rest if needed. During a stop, the driver is alerted if the leading vehicle departs,” a Hyundai official said.

“Certain functions work in tandem to help avoid collisions in a variety of driving situations. Blind-Spot Collision-avoidance Assist helps avoid collisions at the rear side of the vehicle when changing lanes. Another function, Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), displays video of the blind-spot view for a safe lane change.”