The tested model of Hyundai iLoad van was introduced in Australia during 2008. This rating applies to iLoads with improved structural design, built from March 2009. The offset crash test was conducted by the South Korean government test organisation KATRI, under ANCAP supervision. The rating also applies to the diesel variant.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) is also standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is optional in Australia but standard in New Zealand. Pretensioners are fitted to the outboard front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A 2-point seat belt is fitted to the centre front seat. This provides inferior protection compared with a 3-point point (lap) seat belt. This seating position also lacks the protection of an airbag.
Published: 21 July 2009