Euro NCAP has announced the safest vehicles for 2022. The independent vehicle evaluation organization had its busiest year last year, with 66 new passenger automobiles examined. Hyundai's IONIQ 6 was selected Best in Class in the Large Family Car category, demonstrating the company's leadership in electrification yet again.
"The Euro NCAP Best in Class 2022 award for the Hyundai IONIQ 6 builds on the model's maximum five-star rating from last year and demonstrates that the model is one of the safest electric cars on the European market," says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing, Product, and PR at Hyundai Motor Europe. "Hyundai is committed to offering all road users the best possible degree of safety while providing innovative mobility options for our customers. This Euro NCAP award validates our industry-leading position in future mobility."
The weighted sum of the ratings in each of the four assessment areas is used to determine Euro NCAP Best in Class: Protection of Adults, Protection of Children, Pedestrians, and Driver Assistance Systems. When the organization compares the cars, the amount is used as a basis. The vehicles that qualify for Best in Class are standardly equipped. All optional equipment ratings are excluded.
The IONIQ 6's triumph in the Large Family Car category follows a successful Euro NCAP safety test last year. The latest model from Hyundai's all-electric IONIQ brand received the maximum five-star rating in November 2022.