Seven Hyundai Models Awarded with 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Recognition
“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 in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.”
Earlier this month, we were delighted to hear that not one or two, but seven Hyundai models were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Award. 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.”
In addition to becoming a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata's redesign was also honored with the 2017 GOOD DESIGN® Award. For 67 Years, the GOOD DESIGN Awards have been the oldest and the most prestigious Global Awards Program for Design Excellence and Design Innovation. This is really exciting for the 2018 Sonata!
The criteria for qualifying as a Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick award winner is strict. Vehicles must have good ratings in five IIHS crashworthiness tests:
- Small overlap front,
- Moderate overlap front, side,
- Roof strength
- Head restraints,
- An advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention
- 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.
If this hasn't secured your confidence in the Hyundai Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata, and Tucson, give us a call or stop by today. We're always happy to answer any of your questions and take you out for a test drive!