- The five-star safety rating applies to Staria and Staria Load
- Manual Staria Load currently unrated
- High praise for the protection of adult and child occupants
Hyundai’s latest vans have been approved by the Australian Crash Testing Authority with a maximum rating of five stars, applying to all automatic variants on the market.
Launched by Hyundai in September, the Staria minivan and its commercial counterpart Staria Load have recently undergone ANCAP testing, with particularly strong results for occupant protection in the eight-seater model.
While it does not apply to the Staria Load due to its lack of rear seats, the child occupant protection score of 86% was the best performing category for the Staria as all tests came close. two points of the maximum mark.
Applicable to all Staria variants, second best was its Adult Occupant Protection, which scored high at 85% – taking all scores in side impact, far side impact, and rescue and d ‘extraction, each other evaluation scoring again within the colon of a perfect result.
The lack of autonomous junction assist emergency braking ultimately cost the van a few points for its safety systems, even though 11.9 out of 16 points allowed it to finish with a total of 74% in this. category.
Finally, its most severely rated tests were in the category of protection of vulnerable road users, leading to a still respectable result of 65%, although it is less than 0.44 points of obtaining only the half of the ratings available for head hits – a result that could have dropped him to an overall four-star rating.
ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg congratulated Hyundai on the two offerings in the Staria range, moving from four stars to the iMax and the iLoad it replaces.
The Hyundai Staria’s safety rating will be well received by families and fleet buyers, with the Staria becoming the third vehicle in the passenger vehicle segment to achieve a five-star safety rating according to ANCAP 2020 criteria. -2022 – the strictest to date, “Hoorweg said.
“This is a highly anticipated result for the fleets, and a significant advance over the previous generation of vehicles replaced by Staria-Load.
“For so many small businesses and tradespeople, their vehicle is their place of work. By providing the full range of safety specifications available in the Staria-Load, Hyundai has demonstrated a strong commitment to the safety of Australian and New Zealand road users and we hope this five star result will be well received by fleets and commercial buyers.