2018 IIHS Safety Picks

 
  

*Press Release from Hyundai Motor America:

Seven Hyundai Vehicles Recognized for Safety in IIHS Awards


  • Industry-standard safety awards recognize models including Hyundai Ioniq, Elantra and Santa Fe

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 8, 2017 - In one of the automotive industry's most recognized and rigorous vehicle tests, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have been awarded 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition. In addition, Hyundai's Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata and Tucson models were Top Safety Pick award winners.

"Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,"said Mike O'Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles."

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, vehicles must have good ratings in five IIHS crash worthiness tests - small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating. For the Top Safety Pick+ designation, vehicles must also gain an acceptable or good rating in passenger side small overlap front tests and improved headlight rating. Features which helped these vehicles garner these recognitions included (but were not limited to) optional front-crash prevention, specific headlights and excellent performances in IIHS track tests at various speeds.

"We raised the safety bar for 2018," said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. "Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards help consumers zero inon the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection."

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America believes everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars, to the way we treat the people that drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai's technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs, and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles are backed by Hyundai Assurance-our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and the majority sold in the U.S. are built at U.S. manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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Below are the 7 Vehicles Among Those Selected for IIHS Top Safety Awards:

  
 Elantra
 Elantra GT
  Ioniq Hybrid
 
  Santa Fe Sport
  Santa Fe
 Sonata
 Tucson