The Hyundai Staria has aced the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test as it gets a five-star safety rating. The Staria is a futuristic-looking van that replaces the Starex in Hyundai’s global model lineup.
Hyundai Staria ANCAP crash test
ANCAP reports that the Hyundai Staria performed well across all areas of the crash test as it showed good protection to all critical body regions. It even got a perfect score when it comes to the side impact crash test.
The five-star ANCAP safety rating was achieved by the Hyundai Staria through its comprehensive set of safety features that includes side airbags, a center airbag, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), and lane support system.
In detail, ANCAP rated the Staria with 32.4 out of 38 points (85 percent) in Adult Occupant Protection, 42.3 out of 49 points (86 percent) in Child Occupant Protection, 35.7 out of 54 points (65 percent) in Road User Protection, and 11.9 out of 16 points (74 percent) in Safety Assist. The ratings are enough to allow the Hyundai Staria to have the highest five-star ANCAP safety rating.
The eight-seater Hyundai Staria that’s equipped with a 3.5-liter gasoline engine is the variant used for the ANCAP crash test. ANCAP notes that the eight-seater Staria only has child restraints on the second row.
The Hyundai Staria is globally available with either a 2.2-liter VGT diesel engine or a 3.5-liter Smartstream G6DIII MPI gasoline engine.
The 2.2-liter diesel engine option produces 175 hp and 431 Nm of torque. It can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the gasoline engine option can generate 268 hp and 331 Nm of torque, and is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission only.
“The safety rating for the Hyundai Staria will be well received by families and fleet buyers, with the Staria becoming the third vehicle in the People Mover segment to achieve a 5 star safety rating under ANCAP’s 2020-2022 criteria – the most stringent to date,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Carla Hoorweg.
Aside from the Staria, the all-new Hyundai Tucson also managed to bag a five-star ANCAP safety rating. The Tucson scored 33 out of 38 points (86 percent) in the Adult Occupant Protection, 42.8 out of 49 points (87 percent) in the Child Occupant Protection, 36.1 out of 54 points (66 percent) in the Road Users Protection, and 11.3 out of 16 points (70 percent) in Safety Assist.
The Hyundai Staria has yet to make its official launch in the Philippines. Although, there are already several sightings of the Staria driving along local roads. But the futuristic-looking van is not yet available on the official website of Hyundai Philippines as of this writing.
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