India-bound Hyundai Nexo Scores Max Points in Euro NCAP Test

by Harish Kumar | 26/10/2018
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The first ever Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) of Hyundai, the Nexo achieved a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP safety test.

The prospect of electric mobility to dominate the automobile industry is more likely to come when the 2018 Hyundai Nexo gets 5 stars rating on the Euro NCAP crash test that reflects how well the vehicle performed in certain situations. Hyundai Nexo made its first public debut in the India Korea Business Summit in 2018 Feb. The Nexo showed the best performance in the Euro NCAP test with an overall 94 per cent rating for adult occupant protection, marking the first winning for a hydrogen fuel vehicle in the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP)

2018 Hyundai Nexo, front angular look

2018 Hyundai Nexo is the first hydrogen-powered FCEV of the South Korean brand

Built on an all-new platform, the Hyundai Nexo ahead of launch has promised to offer more spacious cabin layout, better driving performance along with a lot of advanced safety features. Then, the truth has been proved and the Hyundai Nexo is actually a big competitor in the race. According to the Euro NCAP test result, the 2018 Hyundai Nexo achieved commendable marks for both adult, child and pedestrian protection. The fabulous model attained fantastically 94% in the adult safety section, 87% for the child and 80% for pedestrian as well.

The 2018 Hyundai Nexo, full result

The 2018 Nexo performed brilliantly in three sections of the Euro NCAP crash test

Watch the Hyundai Nexo Euro NCAP test:

So what has contributed to the success of that fuel cell electric vehicle?

Talking about the  safety of the all-new model, Hyundai said: 

“We’ve fitted Nexo with intelligent safety features, designed to keep you aware of everything going on around you- and alert you of hazards you haven’t yet seen."

The Hyundai Nexo 2018, safety features sheet

Hyundai has a high capacity to offer the best safety level for both driver and passenger

Hyundai Nexo is also strengthened by a great number of the most state of the art safety system such as:

1. Forward Collision –avoidance assist (FCA)

It is a kind of comprehensive monitoring front radar and front view camera signals that warn the driver the risky forward collisions or pedestrians as well.

2. Lane keeping assist (LKA/LFA)

It assists to track the front view lanes and the roads’ edges in order to prevent unexpected lane departure by reminding diver along with automatically steering the car back into position.

3. Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist (RCCA)

It is the rear radar in the back of the car functioned to prevent collisions when the vehicle is backing out from 90-degree parking space, it can activate the brakes if necessary.

4. Blind spot collision avoidance assist (BCA)

It helps alert the drive about other vehicles in the rear of the car or in the blind spots. It avoids collisions by applying brakes in lane departures.

Hyundai Nexo 2018, Autobrake function

The advanced safety system of the Hyundai Nexo enables the Autobrake function when it's necessary 

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) norm is prepared to be introduced in India from 2022 which could be advantageous for the hybrids class to make its comeback into the market and the Hyundai Nexo is confirmed to reach our shores at the right time. 

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