Hyundai IONIQ 6 receives record ANCAP safety rating

 February 20, 2023 — Hyundai’s fully-electric IONIQ 6 has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating, scoring a record high 97% in its protection of adult occupants, and full points scored on tests for its protection of children.

Australia and New Zealand’s independent assessor of vehicle safety ANCAP found Hyundai’s latest battery electric vehicle (BEV) has very good safety performance in vehicle-to-vehicle crashes, and low levels of injury risk across all tested crash scenarios. The IONIQ 6 also received full points for the protection of children in both frontal offset and side impact tests.

Hyundai New Zealand CEO Andy Sinclair says "We're thrilled to see the IONIQ 6 achieve such a high safety rating, which is a testament to Hyundai's commitment to safety and innovation. The IONIQ 6 is a game-changer in the medium car and EV segment and we're proud to offer our customers a vehicle that not only offers exceptional performance, but also peace of mind on the road.”

ANCAP Chief Executive, Carla Hoorweg, also praised the IONIQ 6's safety performance, stating, "Electric vehicles have the potential to pose less risk to vehicle occupants in a frontal crash scenario, and we've seen that play out in testing of the IONIQ 6. The vehicle's autonomous emergency braking system also performed very well in testing."

Overall, this safety rating demonstrates Hyundai's commitment to providing their customers with safe and reliable vehicles that meet the highest safety standards.

The IONIQ 6 will be launching in New Zealand this quarter.