2014 HYUNDAI VELOSTER EARNS TOP SAFETY RATING FROM NHTSA

Posted on 10. Jun, 2014 by in Hyundai Canada

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Mar 28, 2014 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an altogether five-star pile-up exam rating, a top rating given by a organization, to a all-new 2014 Hyundai Veloster. Separated by test, a automobile perceived 4 stars in front and rollover pile-up tests, and 5 stars in a side pile-up test. This is a initial time a Veloster has been rated underneath NHTSA’s worse tests and five-star rating system.

The Veloster employs well-developed levels of customary reserve facilities by means of a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, that optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and a Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS).

For 2014, a Veloster comes in several configurations: Veloster, Veloster Turbo and, new for 2014, a RE:FLEX and Veloster Turbo R-Spec. All variants implement Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine, while Veloster Turbo and Veloster Turbo R-Spec accept a force-fed diet of high-pressure atmosphere by a new, twin-scroll turbocharger. With a multiple of safety, sportiness and fun, a Veloster continues to breathe new life into a subcompact automobile category.

“The Veloster nameplate was designed to move a new, radical demeanour to a subcompact automobile shred though compromising passenger safety,” pronounced Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Through a practice of high-tech reserve systems like Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist and a use of high-strength, nonetheless lightweight materials during construction, we are means to broach a package that is unique, though safer than ever.”

All Velosters are given Hyundai’s state-of-the-art braking package. 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 automobile loading conditions. Additionally, all Velosters underline 6 airbags—including twin front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and back side screen airbags, along with a rear-view camera and daytime using lights for combined reserve and security.

With a 5 star NHTSA rating, a Veloster joins a Elantra, Elantra GT, Genesis, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport and Sonata that all perceived 5 stars altogether from a NHTSA in their most-recent indication years.

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