- The four-star ANCAP rating applies to Palisade diesel variants manufactured before May 2022
- Five stars applies to those built after May and sold from August, both petrol and diesel
- Airbag and AEB improvements to pass the tests
August 3: 2023 Palisade gets a five-star rating for its facelift
The facelifted 2023 Hyundai Palisade received a five-star safety rating, improving on its predecessor’s four-star offering.
All petrol and diesel variants of the Palisade manufactured since May and sold from this month in Australia and New Zealand are covered by the new classification awarded by crash test authority ANCAP, while all cars manufactured before retain the four stars.
The previous model, introduced locally in 2020, was slapped with the four-star result due to less than favorable results in the Adult Occupant Protection and Safety Assistance categories – posting pass rates of 79% and 63%. To get five stars, the palisade would have had to achieve 84% and 70%.
The lack of a central airbag and the less sophisticated Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) would be behind the previous four stars, but the new model now has both a central airbag and improved AEB performance.
Other improvements also include a speed limit information system and multi-collision braking.
This time around, the large SUV achieved the necessary 84% in the adult category, 88% for child protection, 62% for vulnerable road users and 83% for safety assistance.
“It’s great to see Hyundai introduce these safety-related enhancements, which now elevate the Palisade facelift to five stars, and we encourage all vehicle brands to continuously seek opportunities to improve the safety specifications of models in part of their facelift models,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.
“Consumers, fleets and mobility service providers prioritize the purchase and use of ANCAP-rated five-star vehicles, and this upgrade now sees the Palisade become a purchase competitor for those buyers. .”
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June 3: 2022 Hyundai Palisade diesel receives four-star rating
The Hyundai Palisade received a four-star crash safety rating in a new round of ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) tests, two years after the launch of the large SUV in the local market.
According to data released today, the Palisade achieved scores of 79% for adult occupant protection (AOP), 88% for child occupant protection (COP), 63% for vulnerable road user protection and 63% for its safety assistance systems. .
ANCAP says it was largely Palisade’s AOP and Safety Assist scores that blocked its chance of a five-star result, with scores of at least 80% and 70% respectively required.
In its report, ANCAP said Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keeping Assist “lack the sophistication of systems fitted to counterpart vehicles rated under the same criteria.” The report also notes that “AEB Junction” the feature, designed to help avoid collisions at intersections when another vehicle crosses the path of the equipped vehicle, is not available. Also not available is multi-collision braking and a speed limit information system (recognition of speed signs).
Another missing feature, which is already expected to jeopardize Palisade test results, is the increasingly popular center airbag. ANCAP notes that this isn’t a required feature for a five-star rating, but it could have at least improved the Palisade’s 79 percent adult occupant protection score.
Reply to contact from wheels Today, Hyundai’s Australian branch declined to comment on the Palisade’s four-star result.
The suboptimal score makes the Palisade one of the few new passenger vehicles—and the only top-10 model in the VFACTS “Large SUV Under $70,000” segment—to earn less than five stars in the reviews. ANCAP security, although a number of other relatively new models have been less successful.
Of the cars recently tested, the Kia Cerato, Citroen C4, Hyundai Venue and Citroen C5 Aircross all scored four stars, while the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, Suzuki Jimny, LDV G10 all scored three stars.
Indeed, a number of new and older passenger cars of the current generation are still unclassified, including the BMW X7 and X6, Kia Sportage, GWM Haval Jolion, MG 3, Nissan Patrol, Porsche Cayenne and Macan, Ram 1500 , Range Rover Sport, SsangYong Rexton, Suzuki Baleno and Ignis, and the Maserati Levante, among others.
A number of the models above are popular with Australian buyers, suggesting that while many will prioritize safety, many others will still take a “safe enough” view when choosing the car that suits their budget. their needs and tastes.
Depending on the brand and price and popularity of the model, examples will either be given for testing or purchased by ANCAP, while others – if equipped appropriately – will have scores carried forward of the Euro NCAP program, which now has aligned test criteria. In the case of the stockade, a number of vehicles were purchased by ANCAP for multiple tests.
Diplomatically, ANCAP completed its report by acknowledging Hyundai’s success with other models: “35 of the 37 new models assessed by ANCAP against our current 2020-2022 criteria – including the Hyundai Staria, Staria-Load, Tucson and Ioniq 5 – have achieved five-star ANCAP safety ratings, and this highlights the excellent work that Hyundai and other automakers are doing to prioritize safety and provide their customers with the most reliable vehicles. safe as possible.
A facelifted and improved palisade was unveiled in April, and while full Australian details are yet to be announced, it’s likely Hyundai will aim to improve its current safety score.
Hyundai has sold 1,489 Palisades since the start of 2022, while 2021 accounted for 3,720 total sales.
A new look and improved palisade will arrive in Australia later this year