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Genesis GV60 earns five-star ANCAP rating

The Genesis GV60 has been awarded a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP.

It received an adult occupant protection rating of 89 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 89 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 63 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 88 per cent.

It’s the third vehicle on the Hyundai Motor Group’s new dedicated electric E-GMP platform to be assessed by ANCAP under the current testing criteria, and the third to receive five stars.

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 received ratings of 88, 87, 63 and 89 per cent, while the Kia EV6 received ratings of 90, 87, 64 and 88 per cent respectively.

ANCAP praised the GV60’s performance in crash testing, awarding it full marks for protection of the front-seat passenger in the frontal offset test, the driver in the side impact test, and for child occupants in frontal and side-impact crashes.

It dinged the GV60, however, for its protection of pedestrians in a collision, though noted it was still within the threshold for five stars.

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It assessed protection of a pedestrian’s pelvis as Poor, with just 0.45 points awarded out of a possible 6.

Marginal and Poor results were also recorded for pedestrian head protection at the front and rear of the bonnet, the base of the windscreen, and on the stiff pillars.

The GV60 features eight airbags, including a front-centre airbag. Standard active safety kit in Australia includes:

  • Blind-spot monitoring and assist
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Rear cross traffic alert and assist
  • Driver-attention monitoring
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Junction AEB (stops the car if there’s a risk of being t-boned pulling out of an intersection)
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
  • Lane-keep assist with road-edge detection
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Safe-exit assist
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The announcement of the GV60’s five-star rating coincides with five-star scores for two other electric SUVs: the Kia Niro and the Tesla Model Y.

The Model Y is a direct rival for the GV60, and received an adult occupant protection rating of 97 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 89 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 82 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 98 per cent.

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