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Hyundai Tucson flunks with zero-star in Latin NCAP crash test

The current generation 2021 Hyundai Tucson has undergone the NCAP Latin Strict crash test, totalling to nought. The selected variant of the five-seater SUV is equipped with two front airbags, seatbelt pretensioner, seat belt reminders, ISOFIX points, ABS with EBD.

Tucson scored 51 percent for adult occupant protection, just 4 percent for child occupant protection, 50 percent in pedestrian protection, and 7 percent for safety assistance systems. In the front impact test, the Tucson offered good protection to the driver and passengers, neck, chest and head. The footwell area is considered stable, while the bodyshell is considered stable and capable of withstanding further loadings. 

It is to be noted that this crash test is for the current generation of Tucson. Meanwhile, the all-new Tucson, launched globally a few months ago, earned a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test.

The Tucson that is currently on sale in India is available with both petrol and diesel powertrain options. Prices start from Rs 22.69 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 27.47 lakh, both ex-showroom.

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