Hyundai Safety

Keeping Kiwis safe on the road.

We know safety

We only have one safety goal for any Hyundai vehicle: to be a class leader.

Check out how we’re keeping Kiwis safe with some of the industry’s most advanced safety technology.

How we do it

Hyundai vehicles are packed with class-leading safety technology as standard. All of our cars feature SmartSense™ Technology, a cutting-edge driver assistance system that’s built to provide you with more safety and peace of mind.  From braking assistance to collision avoidance, blind spot monitoring and smart cruise control, SmartSense™ constantly monitors your environment and uses technology to protect you (and your car) from a wide range of hazards.

Rear Cross-traffic Collision Avoidance (RCCA)

When backing up, RCCA warns you of vehicles crossing your rearward path. If necessary, it can apply emergency braking automatically to help avoid a collision.

Traction Control System (TCS)

TCS maximises a car’s accelerating and climbing abilities by preventing wheelspin when the car accelerates or moves forward from a stationary position. If a tyre begins to slip under power, TCS quells the spinning by activating the brake on that wheel.

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

LFA keeps you centred within the lane using its front view camera to monitor lane markers.


Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)

When you activate your turn signals, your vehicle’s cluster displays the rear-side image of the corresponding direction so you can easily check your blind spots before changing lanes.


Smart Cruise Control (SCC)

SCC maintains your speed while keeping a set distance away from the vehicle ahead without ever requiring any additional inputs from the driver.


Electronic Brake Force Distribution + Brake Assist System (EBD + BAS)

EBD ensures a car allocates the best braking power among the front and rear wheels - depending on how weight is distributed, even as it changes under braking. For example, if there is luggage or rear passengers onboard, EBD distributes more of the braking force to the rear wheels, making it safer and more predictable.

In emergency braking, BAS instantly increases the car’s braking power to enable it to stop faster.

Forward/Reverse Parking Distance Warning (PDW)

PDW warns you that your vehicle is too close to an object. Ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers sense potential collisions and alert you so you can avoid scratches and park safely.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

FCA capabilities have been expanded to include Junction Turning function. If you are at risk of collision with an oncoming vehicle while turning right at an intersection, the function automatically assists with emergency braking. 

ESS Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

When the ESS system senses emergency braking, it automatically flashes the rear brake lights three times and activates the hazard lights until the vehicle starts moving again - providing a warning to any surrounding traffic.

Anti Lock Brake System (ABS)

ABS can shorten braking distance and helps to maintain steering control in emergency situations.

It achieves this by monitoring individual wheel speeds and controlling the braking pressure to each wheel to prevent a skid. 

Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

BCA uses rear corner radar to monitor both of your blind spots. If it detects a vehicle in the blind spot while your turn signal is flashing, BCA will automatically brake during your attempted lane change to help you avoid a potential collision.

Our legacy of safety

Hyundai has been a global leader in automotive safety for many years, and in New Zealand we have been among the first adopters of innovative safety technology. 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Some say ESC was the most important advancement in safety since ABS brakes, the airbag and safety belts. We agree. Which is why, in 2007, we became the first mainstream manufacturer to introduce Electronic Stability Control as standard on all New Zealand-new vehicles.

ESC works by electronically controlling engine torque and each of the four brakes when it senses that a vehicle is losing traction and veering off course.

Reversing Cameras

Back in July 2014, Hyundai NZ was the first Kiwi car brand to introduce reversing cameras as standard on all it’s new vehicles.

The reversing camera gives you eyes in the back of your bumper with a live video feed to show you exactly where (and what) you’re backing into. It makes parking much easier and can greatly improve convenience and safety. So forget ‘touch’ parking and scraping curbs.

Safety ratings

The ANCAP car safety ratings are an important indicator of a vehicle’s performance during various emergency situations - including how well it protects its occupants and other road users. We understand these ratings aren’t just an important tool when buying a vehicle, but an indicator of overall car quality. That’s why our engineers work hard to make Hyundai vehicles to the highest safety standards.

Built to last

At Hyundai, we know that what you get out of a car is what goes into it. That’s why we’re picky when it comes to materials - so picky, in fact, that we make all of our own steel.

Hyundai Advanced High Strength Steel have been designed to offer strength performance twice that of regular steel. Additionally, because we make our steel ourselves, we can also ensure that it’s strong where it needs to be - light where it needs to be, and impact-reducing in other places.

Learn about our steel