Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner has received the top rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). The newest model in Hyundai’s IONIQ line-up brand joins IONIQ 5 in delivering the highest safety standards and achieving the maximum five-star EURO NCAP rating. The IONIQ 6 boasts of a 382 miles full-charge range.
Vehicles undergoing Euro NCAP’s safety test are evaluated in four categories: ‘Adult Occupant’, ‘Child Occupant’, ‘Vulnerable Road User’ and ‘Safety Assist’. The five-star-rated Hyundai IONIQ 6 excelled in the ‘Adult Occupant’, ‘Child Occupant’ and ‘Safety Assist’ categories.
As well as seven airbags as standard, IONIQ 6 is equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ensuring safety and convenience on the road. These include Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), which helps to maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway and helps to centre the vehicle in the lane while driving, even through a corner.
Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) helps to maintain distance from the vehicle ahead and drive at a speed set by the driver by reflecting the learned driving style of the driver. It also uses the navigation system’s road information to optimise automated driving and perform speed adjustment for safe driving through corners. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) helps to avoid collisions with objects in front of the vehicle while driving by providing a warning and assisting with the emergency breaking.
Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner also includes enhanced functions of Junction Turning, Junction Crossing, Lane-Changing Oncoming and Lane-Changing Side along with Evasive Steering Assist. Other semi-autonomous driving features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), which adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit, and High Beam Assist (HBA), which can help switch high beam lights on and off at night for approaching vehicles in the opposite oncoming lane.
IONIQ 6 has several driver attention-related functions, such as Driver Attention Warning (DAW), which analyses the driver’s attention while driving, provides a warning when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected and recommends a rest if needed. During a stop, the driver is alerted if the leading vehicle departs.
IONIQ 6 will also be Hyundai’s first model to offer the Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Update feature for various controllers. This technology allows drivers to upgrade the vehicle’s controllers for electric devices, autonomous driving, battery and more, to provide a safer and more convenient driving experience. Drivers can also update maps and media software with the OTA function.
Tosan Aduayi writes is a motoring enthusiast and writes periodically from Mansfield, Texas – [email protected]