The Hyundai Motor Group had its cars proven safest in the U.S.
According to the results of a collision test announced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on Dec. 19 (local time), the Hyundai Motor Group listed the largest number of models in the class of Top Safety Pick+ given to the safest vehicles among global automakers.
The safety honor was given to Hyundai Motor Group’s 12 models -- the Avante (local name: Elantra), the Sonata, the Kona, the Santa Fe, the Genesis G70, the Genesis G80 and the Genesis G90 of Hyundai Motor and the K3 (local name Forte), the Niro Hybrid, the Niro Plug-in Hybrid, the K5 (local name Optima) and the Sorento of Kia Motors.
Also included in the group of the list were seven Subaru models, three Benz models, two Toyota models, two BMW models and one model each of Honda, Lexus, Mazda, and Acura
In particular, it was all the more meaningful as all Genesis models –- the G70, the G80, and the G90 –- won the Top Safety Pick+ grade.
Founded in 1959, the IIHS famous for the most stringent car crash test in the US, announces the results of crash tests of hundreds of vehicles released annually.
Top Safety Pick+ is given to vehicles which recorded the highest safety and Top Safety Pick to cars which received good ratings.
This year, the IIHS conducted crash tests of models released in 2018 and selected the top 30 vehicles that showed the highest safety in all categories as Top Safety Pick+ winners.