Hyundai Palisade Scores 4-Star Safety Rating

The Hyundai Palisade has received a four-star safety rating from ANCAP. This applies to the diesel Palisade LX2 models sold in Australia and New Zealand from November 2020.

The large SUV scored 79 percent for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 88 percent for Child Occupant Protection (COP), 63 percent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 63 percent in Safety Assist – with its AOP and Safety Assist scores both limiting its ability to reach five stars.

The Palisade has dual frontal, side chest-protecting, and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. However, a centre airbag to prevent occupant-to-occupant interaction is not available.

It also equipped with autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car and Vulnerable Road User) and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), and emergency lane keeping (ELK). AEB Junction Assist is not available.

“The Hyundai Palisade fell short in two of the four key areas of assessment which unfortunately has seen it unable to meet the top level of safety that families and fleets have come to expect,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

Hyundai is expected to introduce a mid-cycle updated to the Palisade and the safety-related changes to the update model will be assessed accordingly.

“…this rating and timing of the upcoming model update presents an opportunity for Hyundai to factor in the necessary safety-related upgrades to elevate the Palisade to five stars,” Ms. Hoorweg said.

“This is an extremely competitive market and segment so we’d encourage Hyundai to do what they can to bring the Palisade to equal footing with its competitors.”

At the moment, the Palisade is the only large SUV with a 4-star safety rating. According to ANCAP, all other models within the segment hold five stars.

The full technical report for the Hyundai Palisade can be found here.

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