2022 Hyundai Palisade receives four-star ANCAP safety rating

Hyundai’s Palisade spouse and children SUV has fallen small in two vital places in the newest spherical of tests by the unbiased security overall body, but the business has vowed to upgrade potential variants.

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade has been offered a 4-star safety score by ANCAP, making it the only automobile in the Huge SUV (<$70,000) segment to not receive a five-star score.

Hyundai introduced the Palisade overseas in late 2018, but it didn’t go on sale in Australia until November 2020 – which meant the vehicle was tested against ANCAP’s more stringent 2020-2022 criteria.

The Hyundai Palisade received a “marginal” rating for driver’s chest protection in the oblique pole test – an assessment for results between “weak” and “adequate”.

Vulnerable Road User Protection (for pedestrians) and Safety Assist (crash-avoidance technology) segments of the assessment both fell short of the scores required to earn an overall five-star safety rating.

“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,” ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg said in a media statement.

However, ANCAP says Hyundai has a mid-life update planned for the Palisade in the coming months which will include upgrades to some of the car’s safety systems, at which point it will be reassessed.

“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,” Hoorweg said.

“Thirty-five of the 37 new models rated by ANCAP to our current 2020-2022 criteria – including the Hyundai Staria, Staria-Load, Tucson and Ioniq 5 – have achieved five-star ANCAP safety ratings, and this highlights the great work Hyundai and other vehicle manufacturers are doing to prioritise safety and provide their customers with the safest vehicles they can.”

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