Hyundai Tucson Gets 3-Star Rating In Latin NCAP Crash Test | V3Cars

The Hyundai Tucson has received a 3-star crash rating from Latin NCAP. However, the 3-star rating was scored by the Tucson equipped with 6 airbags. Meanwhile, the 2 airbag-equipped Tucson scored a 0-star crash rating.

Hyundai Tucson

In the recently held Latin NCAP crash test, the Tucson equipped with 6 airbags offered good protection for the driver’s and co-passenger’s chest, head and limbs. Overall, the 3-star rated model scored 32.64 points for adult occupant and 34.07 points for child occupant safety. The model with 2 airbags, on the other hand, scored 20.09 points for adult occupant safety and 2.62 points for child occupant safety.

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The footwell area and bodyshell in both the 2-airbag and 6- airbag models were rated stable. The test car that scored 3 stars was equipped with 6 airbags, ISOFIX, seatbelt reminder electronic stability control (ESC), seatbelt pretensioner and load limiter for driver and co-passenger.

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It is worth mentioning that the model tested in Latin NCAP doesn’t have any direct link with the model sold in India. The tested model comes equipped with a 1.6L petrol engine whereas the India-spec Tucson comes with a 2.0L petrol engine. Global NCAP are yet to crash test the 2022 Hyundai Tucson.

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


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