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 GT here in the States) 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? Scroll down below to find out yourself.


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      Blackstar
      • 2 Years Ago
      ** FOR SALE ** Brand New Hyundai i30. Low milage. Mechanically new. Slight cosmetic damage. (possibly unclean-able smell of monkey ****.) NO RETURNS - AS IS.
      BigFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they cleaned the car before they drove away in it. If not, ewwwwwwwww.
      anonymous guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you want to really submit that car to abuse, rent it out. Nothing gets abused more than a rental car.
        JonnyO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @anonymous guy
        Don't be gentle, it's a rental!
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @anonymous guy
        Just return it at night.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      andrewG
      • 2 Years Ago
      they drove it back after the monkey's licked the steering wheel and probably pooped all over the interior?, ewww...
        taeles
        • 2 Years Ago
        @andrewG
        and some cleaner at the dealership threw down his towel and quit when the car was parked in his detailing bay
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      HAHAHA those baboons are descendants of human beings or politicians and the general public.
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      it reminds me of the american herd psychology when it comes to asian cars...dumb and blind following of the masses
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        "dumb and blind" Oh, you mean like people who have to concentrate on where a car is made rather than just judging a car by itself?
        IS-F Hegemony
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        How can you be a "carfan" and not love the Japanese??? NSX, GTR, FJ40, Supra, Hilux, IS-F, all the Z cars... And sure the accord, civic, and camry are boring but you cant blame the Japanse for catering to our bland tastes; all the while, at least 15 of the last 20 years they have been superior to thier American counter parts.
      Ted
      • 2 Years Ago
      No worse than how most rental cars are treated.
      aatbloke1967
      • 2 Years Ago
      A scene reminiscent of parts of Cleveland, Ohio's east side.
      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      This actually happened to my car one night in Atlanta GA.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Weezle Eye
        At least these ones didn't leave your car on cinder blocks without wheels.
      wylin923
      • 2 Years Ago
      japanese monkey's angry at korean cars.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wylin923
        LOL WHAT? Someone needs to brush up on his nature documentaries.
      Antonio K. Piech
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tried that with a Chevy Sonic or Cruze and will see........
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Antonio K. Piech
        So this should become a standardized test? :D
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