Active and passive safety features from segments above

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system fitted as standard equipment
  • Six airbags and seatbelt reminders on all models maximise protection
  • Stronger bodyshell incorporates high-strength steel and reinforcement

- Safety is a top priority for Hyundai and New Generation i10 benefits from the latest technologies to make it one of the safest vehicles in its segment.

A range of active and passive safety features ensure maximum protection for occupants and pedestrians alike.

Active safety features such as electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM) are fitted as standard for the first time on an A-segment car from Hyundai, as is a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The ESC was carefully tuned to be as nonintrusive as possible, creating a more natural-feeling and comfortable driving experience. Achieving this with A-segment vehicles is usually difficult, due to typically higher centres of gravity and relatively short wheelbases, which can result in low loads on the rear of the vehicle and subsequent instability – characteristics New Generation i10 mitigates thanks to its athletic proportions. High-grip testing was carried out at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D centre in Korea, while the system’s low-grip behaviour was tested and refined in northern Sweden and in northern Japan.

New Generation i10’s impressive passive safety equipment includes six airbags – two front, two front side and two full-length curtain – as standard, offering outstanding protection to occupants in the event of a collision. Seatbelt reminders for all occupants and automatic central locking are also standard features.

A range of active and passive safety features ensure maximum protection for occupants and pedestrians alike.

Active safety features such as electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM) are fitted as standard for the first time on an A-segment car from Hyundai, as is a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The ESC was carefully tuned to be as nonintrusive as possible, creating a more natural-feeling and comfortable driving experience. Achieving this with A-segment vehicles is usually difficult, due to typically higher centres of gravity and relatively short wheelbases, which can result in low loads on the rear of the vehicle and subsequent instability – characteristics New Generation i10 mitigates thanks to its athletic proportions. High-grip testing was carried out at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D centre in Korea, while the system’s low-grip behaviour was tested and refined in northern Sweden and in northern Japan.

New Generation i10’s impressive passive safety equipment includes six airbags – two front, two front side and two full-length curtain – as standard, offering outstanding protection to occupants in the event of a collision. Seatbelt reminders for all occupants and automatic central locking are also standard features.

The stronger bodyshell created for New Generation i10 uses high-strength steel and incorporates ring-shaped reinforcing loops within the B- and C-pillars, and across the floor pan and roof, plus additional bracing at the front between the cowl and suspension towers, to improve rigidity and safety.

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