Hyundai Santa Fe trumps Mercedes M Class and new Range Rover in Euro-NCAP ranking!

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 - 2:28pm IST

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe in motionThe new Hyundai Santa Fe which was launched globally last year has emerged as the top ranker in its category at the Euro-NCAP’s (New Car Assessment Program) list for 2012.

In the report released last November after testing the Hyundai Santa Fe, Euro-NCAP conferred five star ratings on the SUV. The Santa Fe scored 96% in adult occupant protection and scored full marks in the side barrier test.

In the child occupant and safety assist categories, the Hyundai SUV came out with 89% and 86% respectively. Euro-NCAP has now released the rank list of all the cars that has been tested last year and the Santa Fe tops the ‘Large Off-road 4×4’ category which also saw participation from the 2012 Mercedes M Class and the tech laden Range Rover.

On this achievement, Mr. Allan Rushforth, Hyundai Europe’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operation Officer stated that, “Having the new generation Santa Fe recommended by Euro NCAP as the safest car in its class demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to the safety of its customers and other road users.”

Hyundai Santa Fe will be the South Korean car maker’s important launch this year in India. Hyundai India has already completed the initial phase of customer clinics for the car and is expected to launch it by mid-2013. The prices are expected to range from Rs. 23-25 lakhs.


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7 thoughts on “Hyundai Santa Fe trumps Mercedes M Class and new Range Rover in Euro-NCAP ranking!

  1. prashant says:

    TATAs please look over here again and observe the difference. Bridge the gap and take the quality more seriously to compete with the international Gaint players.Once Hyundais used to be behind you in terms of sales and comparable in terms of quality. But they improved leaps and bounds in terms of quality , styling everything keeping international market into eyes with proper pace. They dropped their age old styling quotient and brought new contemporary (fluidic, as they call it) design into their board. bring something like that. Your Pixel, Megapixel etc. are really good. Waste no time to bring them into production as soon as the R&D cell releases it. Your concept cars have always been exciting ones but most of the time you didn’t put it onto the assembly line. Please don’t do it. Elegant was better than the current Manza, Vista S2 concept was better than D90, Aria coupe, roadster, Prima luxury sedan, Cliffrider are some of your beautiful cars. Launch something like that. Most of the Indians have not even heard about your Xenon so please make proper publicity of it. Mahindras are selling handsome amount of similar cars based on Scorpio. Always remember looks are the first and foremost thing an Indian customer go by. Then comes mileage, comfort, power to weight ratio, ride and handelling, infotainment system etc.

  2. Max says:

    Those complaining of FORD & FIAT, should read the full article on NCAP rating which gave a couple of days back. Both FORD & FIAT exists in that list among the respective categories.

    1. PK says:

      Our opinion is that Hyundai is catching up with every other OEMs in safety aspect also. No complaints about Ford/Fiat either.

  3. PK says:

    Kudos to Hyundai..!

    i10 has got 4 stars in Euro NCAP 5 years before.

    This doesn’t surprise me..!

    Hyundai should try to change the perception of people in Europe like the way Samsung did in Mobile industry.

  4. S Pani says:

    One thing I would like to point out, the EuroNCAP website doesnt yet have any results for the new Range Rover, only for the older one.

  5. Nikhil says:

    Waiting to read the remarks of all the Brand Ambassadors of Ford and other “BIG BOYS” on this article

    Hats off Hyundai!!

  6. sandy says:

    This is a best example of why Tata is bench marked Hyundai. Hats up to Hyundai for technically getting strong and Hats up to Tata for knowing the true potency of Hyundai.


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