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Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDI GLS, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDI GLS, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 35 pts | 96%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.5 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
8.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 43 pts | 89%
PERFORMANCE
11.4 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintRÖMER BRITAX BABYSAFE+
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintRÖMER BRITAX DUO+
Group0, 1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
8.0 pts
See comments
Total 18 pts | 49%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
7.3 pts
PELVIS
4.4 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDI GLS, LHD
Body type 3 door hatchback
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1236kg
VIN from which rating applies applies to al Velosters of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. For both front seat occupants, protection of all body areas was good apart from the lower legs, protection of which was adequate. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Hyundai showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. In the side barrier test, all body areas were well protected and the car scored maximum points. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection was good and the Veloster scored maximum points. Similarly, the seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
The Veloster lost only a fraction of a point in the dynamic tests for its protection of the 3 year dummy. Forward movement of that dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive and, in the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contacts. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. Clear information is provided regarding the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
Protection provided by the bumper and front edge of the bonnet to the legs and pelvis of a struck pedestrian was good or marginal. In the area likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered some good protection but also some areas of marginal and poor protection. Protection for the head of a struck adult was predominantly poor.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard on the Veloster, as is a seat belt reminder for the driver and front pasenger seats. A speed limitation device is not offered for this car.

Rating reviews

Oct 2011 Rating published
May 2013 Facelift review
May 2014 Annual review
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