Hyundai bags top safety pick awardPOSTED BY ON 17 December 2015
HYUNDAI Motor’s Genesis and Tucson recently earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award, which recognizes vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.
“Safety is a top priority at Hyundai Motor, so we are pleased to see two of our vehicles on this prestigious list,” said Hyundai Motor America corporate and product planning vice president Mike O’Brien.
“Hyundai emphasis on safety continues to shine through with the advanced safety technologies across our vehicle lineup, including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist as well as emergency brake assist.”
IIHS rates vehicles in a small overlap front crash, moderate overlap front crash, side and roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as a standard or optional front crash prevention system.
Winners of the Top Safety Pick+ award must earn good ratings for occupant protection in all five of the evaluations. For the first time, a good rating in the small overlap front crash test is required to earn the award.
“The Genesis is equipped with the electronic stability control, nine airbags and energy-absorbing front airbags, while the Tucson has AEB, helping these vehicles earn our top rating,” said IIHS president Adrian Lund.
The Genesis is equipped with many advanced safety technology options, including ESC, lane departure warning system, tyre pressure monitoring system, brake assist and electronic brake distribution, lane change assist and a rearview camera.
Furthermore, the vehicle includes sensory surround safety technologies that help driver alertness and focus on total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers nearby.
Multiple advanced safety technology options are also available in the Tucson, including AEB with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning system, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, backup warning sensors and a standard rearview camera.