The Hyundai Nexo has been awarded Best in Class of 2018 in the Large Off-Road category by Euro NCAP, the independent vehicle assessment organisation.
Hyundai’s second generation of commercialised fuel cell electric vehicles demonstrated high active and passive safety in all four Euro NCAP rating categories and is the first fuel cell electric vehicle to be awarded the maximum five-star overall rating by Euro NCAP.
The Nexo features the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection – one of the features rigorously tested by Euro NCAP.
This system is one of the many advanced active safety features, alerting drivers to emergency situations and braking automatically if required.
Using front radar and camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger level and applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable.
The Lane Keeping Assist system also received a top-rating in the Euro NCAP testing.
It is enhanced by the standard-fit Lane Following Assist, which keeps the car in the middle of the lane and alerts the driver in case of any unsafe movements at a speed from 0 to 150 km/h.
In recent years, Hyundai cars have regularly received the top Euro NCAP safety rating. Among others, the i30, Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe and IONIQ all received the maximum five-star rating in the assessment programme.
The all-new NEXO is on sale now in Europe, and will launch in Australia in 2019.