Hyundai has the Most IIHS Top Safety Pick + Awards

by Sep 24, 2018All News, Hyundai0 comments

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With the 2019 Santa Fe being named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ and the 2019 Accent being named a TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today, Hyundai now has the most combined TSP+ and TSP-rated vehicles in the automotive industry. The Santa Fe trophy will be presented to Hyundai at a celebration at its Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant tomorrow, where the Santa Fe is made.

Hyundai TOP SAFETY PICK+ models

1. 2019 Santa Fe with specific headlights
2. 2018 Sonata with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after September 2017
3. 2018 Kona with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after May 2018
4. 2018 Santa Fe (LWB) with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
5. 2018 Santa Fe Sport with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after June 2017
6. 2018 Elantra with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights; applies only to vehicles built after December 2017

Hyundai TOP SAFETY PICK models 

7. 2019 Accent with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
8. 2018 Elantra GT with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
9. 2018 IONIQ Hybrid with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
10. 2018 Tucson with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick+, the 2019 Santa Fe earned good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also earned superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.

2019 Santa Fe and Accent IIHS Ratings

To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick, the 2019 Accent earned good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also earned a superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable headlight rating.

“Hyundai Smart Sense technologies help keep Santa Fe owners alert, confident and in control while driving,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Safety is paramount when designing new Hyundai vehicles, which is why it was important to make so many great safety features standard on the 2019 Santa Fe.”

Santa Fe’s and Accent’s awards adds to the list of ten new Hyundai models that are rated TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights, the most in the industry. The 2018 Kona (built after May 2018), Elantra (built after Dec. 2017), Sonata (built after Sept. 2017), 2018 Santa Fe and the 2018 Santa Fe Sport (built after June 2017) all earned the organization’s highest rating, while the Elantra GT, Ioniq Hybrid and Tucson received a TOP SAFETY PICK rating when equipped with optional front crash protection and specific headlights.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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