Tougher Tucson steps up

Hyundai Australia has earned a five-star crash rating for its Tucson SUV after it received a disappointing four-star result the first time around. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program re-rated the mid-size SUV after Hyundai went back to the drawing board, strengthening the passenger footwell and redesigning the brake pedal so it would not move as much in a crash. “It is encouraging to see Hyundai make a number of design and production changes to improve the safety of the vehicle,” ANCAP chief executive James Goodwin said.