Posted May 10th 2012 7:59PM
Baboons are curious creatures. And, thanks to their opposable thumbs, they are rather excellent at satiating that curiosity, no matter what impediments stand in their way. Apparently, that includes door handles.
Hyundai decided there was no better way to test the durability of its i30 hatchback (that's the Elantra in North America) than to send it into Knowsley Safari Park, near Liverpool in the UK. Specifically, into the Baboon habitat.
As you'll see in the video after the break, the primates do their very best to rip the little hatchback to shreds, biting every surface, jumping up and down and from door to door and generally mucking about. How does the Hyundai cope with this kind of abuse? Click here to find out yourself.