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Hyundai i30

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
33
Front: 12
Side: 15.6
Seatbelt reminder: 3
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
34
PEDESTRIAN
**
14


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Weak, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Romer BabySafe, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Romer Duo Plus Universal, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Tested modelHyundai i30 1.6 GLS, LHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2007
Kerb weight1293kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies i30s

Comments
Front impact
The i30 did not achieve the minimum points needed in frontal impact for a five star adult occupant rating, despite scoring enough points overall. The driver dummy's right knee indicated that there had been potentially injurious relative movement between the femur and the tibia. This, combined with penalties for structures in the dashboard which could injure occupants' knees and femurs, gave an overall rating of 'weak' for protection of that body region. The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact.

Child occupant
The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint without first disabling the airbag was not clear and was visible only when the passenger's sun visor was stowed. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
Protection for the head of a struck child was predominantly fair. However, protection of adults' heads was poor, as was the protection offered by the front edge of the bonnet.

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