The model lacks passenger airbags and stabilization systems.
Experts decided to test the safety of the popular sedan – Hyundai Accent.
The corresponding tests were carried out by experts from the independent organization Latin NCAP.
As you know, Latin NCAP tests cars according to the same regulations as the well-known European organization Euro NCAP, however, it imposes more stringent requirements on the basic set of security systems and does not include a number of test disciplines.
The Hyundai Accent sedan was tested in three types of tests: a frontal impact at a speed of 64 km / h with an overlap of 40%, a side impact by a trolley imitating another passenger car (speed – 50 km / h, deformable module width – 1,500 mm), as well as a side impact hitting a pole at a speed of 29 km / h.
South American experts have criticized the sedan for the lack of a passenger airbag and stability systems. Due to the incorrect operation of the belt and the absence of an airbag, the chances of survival for the front passenger are minimal – critically high loads on the chest and hips were recorded in case of a frontal and side impact. The low rates for the child passenger protection criterion are mainly due to the lack of a child CRS system.
According to the results of tests for the safety of front adult passengers, the Hyundai Accent received 9%, and the safety of children was rated only 11%. Pedestrian safety was rated at 53.11%.
Despite this, experts noted the excellent performance of the driver’s airbag, driver’s belt with tension limiter and the front head restraints.