2011 HYUNDAI SONATA EARNS TOP SAFETY RATING FROM NHTSA

Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by in Hyundai Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an altogether five-star pile-up exam rating, a tip supervision ranking underneath a agencys New Car Assessment Program, to a all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata withstood a agencys some-more severe 2011 contrast procedures to accept a tip reserve rating. Sonata is built from a belligerent adult with reserve in mind, with a prohibited hammered ultra-high-strength steel physique structure, modernized airbag record and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), delivering on Hyundais joining to both active and pacifist reserve record leadership.

The 2011 Sonata launched progressing this year with Hyundais first-ever Gasoline Direct Injection engine, producing a segment-best 35 miles-per-gallon highway fuel economy rating. Two new Sonata variants a 2.0-liter turbo and Hyundais first-ever hybrid will strike showrooms this fall. Sonata sales, adult scarcely 60 percent over 2009 by September, infer that a multiple of customary safety, fuel economy and neat pattern are attack a symbol with consumers in a rarely rival mid-size sedan segment.

The Sonata nameplate has historically lifted a bar for reserve in a mid-size sedan category, dating behind to a introduction of customary Electronic Stability Control on a 2006 Sonata, pronounced John Krafcik, boss and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. The 2011 Sonata furthers a joining to reserve with a apartment of apparatus and third-party exam formula that are unrivalled in a category.

NHTSAs upgraded ratings complement will now weigh side stick pile-up contrast and pile-up prevention-technologies. And, for a initial time, it will use womanlike pile-up exam dummies to copy pile-up scenarios involving women, not usually men. Sonata comes customary with 6 airbagsincluding twin front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and back side screen airbagsalong with active front-seat conduct restraints.

Sonata was not usually built to withstand accidents, it was designed to assistance drivers equivocate them all together. The Sonatas state-of-the-art braking complement exemplifies a apartment of active reserve technologies. The package includes four-wheel front brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, that provides limit braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to automatically adjust a braking force to front and back axles formed on a car loading conditions.

Other reserve facilities embody shingle-style rear-seat conduct restraints for softened visibility, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, front-seat seatbelt pretensioners and bucket limiters, and a rear-seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) complement for child seats.

One of a many poignant changes to a ratings module for consumers is a further of an Overall Vehicle Score. The Overall Vehicle Score combines a formula of a frontal pile-up test, side pile-up tests and rollover insurgency tests and compares those formula to a normal risk of damage and intensity for car rollover of other vehicles. The 2011 Sonata scored good in all phases of a contrast including five-star side-impact, five-star rollover and four-star frontal pile-up test, ensuing in an altogether five-star performance. This pertains to Sonatas constructed from Jun 2, 2010 to Sep 7, 2010.

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