Electrified Hyundai IONIQ maintains five-star safety rating

Electrified Hyundai IONIQ maintains five-star safety rating

The model was praised highly by Euro NCAP.

The Hyundai IONIQ has retained its excellent five-star safety rating, thanks to the model’s excellent safety kit.

The IONIQ has been ranked as one of the safest cars in its class since it debuted in 2016, and has recently been facelifted with a series of enhancements to the exterior look and interior quality. The updated car is also offered with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen, which offers greater connected features.

Hyundai has one of the largest ranges of electrified cars of any manufacturer, and the IONIQ is key to this, because it’s offered with a traditional hybrid setup, a plug-in hybrid powertrain and also with all-electric underpinnings.

The five-star safety rating applies to all three versions, with the model’s stiff chassis helping to allow for an impressive safety rating.

It’s also fitted with a number of safety aids as standard – including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and a driver attention alert.

Range-topping Premium SE models add blind spot monitoring, lane follow assist and a reversing assist, too. Adaptive cruise control is also fitted to these top-spec cars.  

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Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “This five-star award from Euro NCAP shows that our strategy of offering safety features in smaller classes and also in combination with alternative drives is the correct one. The new Hyundai IONIQ is a very modern vehicle concept that has everything the customer needs.”

The IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are both on sale now, priced from £22,795 and £29,950 respectively. The Electric is available from September, with prices starting from £29,450, after the government’s £3,500 electric car grant has been taken into account.

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