Motor Shows

Hyundai i45 to crash Sydney motor show

A crashed Hyundai i45 will join a roomful of pristine showroom vehicles at the 2012 Australian international motor show in Sydney as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) makes its debut at the nation’s biggest annual automotive event.
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The Hyundai i45 earned the maximum five-star safety rating from ANCAP after the local organisation conducted a crash test on the mid-sized sedan at the end of 2010.

The smashed up Hyundai on ANCAP’s show stand was subjected to a frontal offset crash test, where 40 per cent of the front of the car on the driver’s side impacts a crushable barrier at 64km/h, simulating a collision between two vehicles of the same mass.

The i45 scored highly in all physical crash tests, including the side impact and pole tests, and also scored well thanks to its standard inclusion of electronic stability control, emergency brake assist, six airbags and seatbelt pretensioners.

Technical staff from ANCAP will be at the show to help consumers check the safety rating of their current or prospective vehicle, encourage consumers to purchase five-star cars, explain the future of ANCAP’s testing and future safety technologies, and to answer any questions show-goers may have.

The Sydney motor show kicks off next Thursday on October 18.