The tested model of Hyundai ix35 was introduced in Australia during 2010. This rating applies to all 4x4 and 4x2 variants built from August 2010, when an upgraded steering column and other changes were introduced.
The 4x4 left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.
Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. Automatic headlights and a rearview camera are available on some variants.
Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 15 October 2010