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Hyundai i30

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
34
Front: 13
Side: 15.6
Seatbelt reminder: 3
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
38
PEDESTRIAN
**
14


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Roemer Babysafe, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus, 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 publication2008
Kerb weight1246kg
VIN from which rating appliesKMHDB51CP8U099448 (LHD) KMHDB51TR8U104953 (RHD)

Comments
Front impact
Hyundai modified the i30 to improve the protection of the driver's knees and femurs. Dummy readings for that body region were better than those of the earlier car, although points were still lost for structures such as the steering column and ignition barrel which could present a hazard to the upper legs of drivers of different sizes or those sat in different positions. The occupant compartment and driver footwell remained stable during the impact.

Side impact
0

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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