Hyundai Nexo gas cell SUV achieves prime security score

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The Nexo gas cell care scored 5 stars in Euro NCAP testing
The Korean machine is the primary gas cell electrical automobile to obtain 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash checks

The Hyundai Nexo has change into the primary hydrogen gas cell electrical automobile (FCEV) to attain a most five-star Euro NCAP security score.

The big SUV achieved the end result within the newest spherical of testing carried out by Euro NCAP, with a 94% score for grownup occupant security. In addition to the Hyundai, the Lexus ES hybrid, Mazda 6 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class additionally achieved most five-star scores.

The Nexo was the primary FCEV examined by Euro NCAP. Matthew Avery from Thatcham Analysis, the one British agency that conducts Euro NCAP testing, stated the Nexo’s five-star score ought to “dispel issues round how hydrogen gas cell-powered vehicles carry out in a crash”.

Avery praised the automated emergency braking techniques on the Nexo and A-Class, which may detect pedestrians and cyclists.

“It’s pleasing to see that automobile makers throughout all classes are stepping up and dealing with Euro NCAP to do extra to guard our extra weak highway customers,” he added.

The Mazda 6 was singled out for it excessive grownup occupant safety rating of 95%, the second-highest rating in that class by a automobile in 2018 behind the Volxo XC40 (97%).

The mechanically an identical Peugeot Rifter, Citroën Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo MPVs all obtained four-star rankings. The report famous that they scored nicely by way of occupant safety however achieved decrease scores for weak highway person safety.

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