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New Hyundai Sante Fe is the safest car in its class

Thu, 24 Jan 2013

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has been revealed as the safest car in its class by Euro NCAP, ahead of cars like the new Range Rover.

But looking good and driving well are just part of the motivation for car buyers, with many wanting to make sure they carry their loved ones around in a car that not only appeals with its design and driving, but one which offers as much safety as modern technology can provide.

So Hyundai has something to crow about this morning with the news that the new Santa Fe has been revealed as the safest car in its class in 2012 by Euro NCAP – those nice people who destroy cars to see just how well bolted together they are – beating others in the ‘Large Off-Road 4×4′ category like the new Mercedes M Class and new Range Rover in the process. No mean feat.

As an illustration of how well the new Santa Fe did in the Euro NCAP tests, it’s worth noting it scored 96 per cent in the adult occupant test and got maximum points in the side barrier test. it also scored 89 per cent in the child occupant category, 86 per cent in the safety assist category and 71 per cent  - 8 per cent ahead of its nearest rival – for pedestrian safety, thanks in no small part to its Active Bonnet.

Hyundai’s Alan Rushforth said:

Having the New Generation Santa Fe recommended by Euro NCAP as the safest car in its class demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to the safety of its customers and other road users.

The car’s inherent safety combined with low CO2, high levels of equipment and emotional design make the New Generation Santa Fe the complete package for European buyers.

Yet another reason to give the new Hyundai Santa Fe space on your ‘possibles’ list if you’re looking for a decent SUV that can also move a family and more around.

By Cars UK