Launched in India first, the new Hyundai Venue is a global SUV. On the same day that the car was unveiled in India, it was also unveiled in New York, USA. Later, it was launched in many other countries, including Australia. It is Australia which has become the first to reveal the crash test safety report of Hyundai Venue.
ANCAP report says that Hyundai Venue has scored a 4 star safety rating. It scored a 91% rating for adult occupants, 81% rating for child occupants, 62% rating for pedestrians / road users, and 62% rating on safety assist features.
Hyundai Venue rivals the likes of Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. Earlier, Global NCAP crash test results had awarded Maruti Brezza a 4 star safety rating, Tata Nexon got a 5 star safety rating. XUV300 is yet to be crash tested. EcoSport scored 4 star via NHTSA test. Watch the Hyundai Venue crash test video below.
The model that was crash tested above, is powered by a 1.6 liter petrol engine. Safety features on offer include dual front airbags, side chest protection airbags, side head protection airbags for front and rear. It also gets Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User), and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), are standard on all variants.
Speaking about the crash test, ANCAP says, “The passenger compartment of the Hyundai Venue remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated ADEQUATE protection for the driver’s chest and the lower legs of both the driver and front passenger. Protection for all other critical body regions for the driver and the front passenger was GOOD.”
“In the full width frontal test, protection of the driver dummy was ADEQUATE for the chest and GOOD for all other critical body regions. Protection of the rear passenger neck was ADEQUATE while protection of the chest was rated MARGINAL with GOOD protection of all other critical body areas.”
“In the side impact test, protection offered to all critical body regions of the driver was GOOD. In the oblique pole test, protection of the chest was ADEQUATE and GOOD for all other critical body regions.” Read the full crash test report at ANCAP.