2011 HYUNDAI SONATA NAMED “TOP SAFETY PICK” BY IIHS

Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by in Hyundai Canada

Today, a all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata joins an chosen organisation of engine vehicles as a Top Safety Pick of a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This endowment is usually given to those vehicles that do a aloft pursuit safeguarding people in front, side, behind and rollover crashes. A cars ability to hoop itself in these crashes is dynamic by how many GOOD ratings it receives in any of a IIHS tests. Additionally, a car contingency have electronic fortitude control straightforwardly accessible as an option.

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. In 2005, a Sonata was a initial renouned midsize sedan to sequence ESC– once again each 2011 Sonata has lifesaving ESC as customary equipment. This is critical since a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that ESC formula in 35 percent fewer single-vehicle crashes and 30 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities in newcomer cars.

The Sonata also facilities a state-of-the-art Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Sonata facilities 6 airbagsincluding twin front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and behind side screen airbagsalong with active front-seat conduct restraints.

While past Hyundai models, such as a Genesis, have been named IIHS Top Safety Picks, a standards are aloft than ever for 2010, with a roof strength exam combined to a qualifications. According to a new guidelines, roofs contingency be some-more than double a strength of stream sovereign mandate in sequence to improved say car firmness in a eventuality of a rollover accident.

Because this roof strength exam is so demanding, many of a vehicles that had formerly been named Top Safety Picks were forsaken from a list in 2010. From a 2011 Sonatas inception, Hyundai engineers delicately deliberate a significance of roof strength and designed a newest book to pass this high jump set by a IIHS.

The other IIHS Top Safety Pick standards are difficult as good a institute’s frontal crashworthiness evaluations are formed on formula of 40 mph frontal equivalent pile-up tests. Each vehicle’s altogether research is formed on measurements of penetration into a passenger compartment, damage measures available on a manikin representing a 50th percentile masculine in a motorist seat, and research of slow-motion film to consider how good a patience complement tranquil manikin transformation during a test.

Side evaluations are formed on opening in a pile-up exam in that a side of a car is struck by a separator relocating during 31 mph. The separator represents a front finish of a pickup or SUV. Ratings simulate damage measures available on dual instrumented dummies representing an average-sized woman, comment of conduct insurance countermeasures, and a vehicle’s constructional opening during a impact.

Rear pile-up insurance is rated according to a two-step procedure. Starting points for a ratings are measurements of conduct patience geometry a tallness of a patience and a plane stretch behind a behind of a conduct of an average-size man. Seat/head restraints with good or excusable geometry are tested boldly regulating a manikin that measures army on a neck. This exam simulates a collision in that a still car is struck in a behind during 20 mph.

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