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South Korean automaker Hyundai's hybrid sedan Ioniq has undergone the ASEAN NCAP crash tests and now the results have been revealed. The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid has scored an impressive five-star rating in the latest crash tests by ASEAN NCAP.
The Singapore-spec and the Malaysia-spec Hyundai Ioniq hybrid performed well in both the adult and child occupant protection. Overall, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid scored 91.98 points out of the total 100 points. The safety assist system also played a vital role in achieving a five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash tests.
The Singapore-spec Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is equipped with safety features such as seven airbags, ABS and stability control. Other assistance systems include lane departure and forward collision warning, lane-keep assist and a blind-spot detection system.
The Malaysia-spec model gets the blind-spot detection system as an optional feature.
The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid draws power from a 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine paired to an electric motor. The combined power output stands at 139bhp and 265Nm of torque. The 1.56kW lithium-ion battery produces 43bhp and 170Nm of torque.
Hyundai had showcased the pure-electric version of the Ioniq at the Auto Expo 2018. The Hyundai Ioniq electric is powered by an electric motor producing 120bhp and 295Nm of torque. The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid delivers a driving range of 280km on a single charge.
Hyundai had also planned to introduce the Ioniq hybrid in the Indian market. But with the implementation of GST taxation policy, which increased the tax levied on hybrid cars, Hyundai dropped the plan of launching the hybrid sedan in the country.
Thoughts On The Hyundai Ioniq Crash Test Results
The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is a safe sedan with an impressive five-star rating for the ASEAN NCAP crash tests. With the combination of safety features and safety assist technology, the Hyundai Ioniq managed to perform well in both the adult and child occupant protection. But the Ioniq will not make it to India anytime soon because of the high tax rate for hybrid cars.