The 2018 Hyundai Kona Earns a TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating from a IIHS

Posted on 17. Sep, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

08/24/2018, Fountain Valley, CA

  • A Total of Eight New Hyundai Models Have a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK Rating


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 24, 2018 – In one of a industry’s many difficult pile-up tests, a 2018 Hyundai Kona was named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Kona scored a good rating for passenger insurance in a passenger-side tiny overlie front pile-up exam and when versed with a newly accessible good-rated LED headlights, competent for a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. The Kona also warranted good ratings in a Institute’s 5 other crashworthiness evaluations and a higher rating for a discretionary front pile-up impediment system, that avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph IIHS line tests.

“Hyundai is respected to accept a TOP SAFETY PICK+ endowment from IIHS,” pronounced Dr. MinSup Lee, clamp president, Hyundai America Technical Center. “Having a engineering famous by one of a heading indicators of automobile reserve inspires us to continue creation advancements by pacifist and active reserve integration.”

“Safety is one of a many critical markers for each automobile Hyundai develops and we are unapproachable of a whole engineering team, who helped Kona grasp a top probable rating from a IIHS,” pronounced Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai continues to prioritize creation a many modernized reserve facilities available. The Kona is a good instance of a stylish, fun-to-drive, affordable and protected vehicles we can find in a Hyundai lineup.”

According to IIHS, models that acquire TOP SAFETY PICK honors are a best automobile choices for reserve within their distance categories. Kona’s endowment adds to a list of 8 new Hyundai models that are rated TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK when versed with front pile-up impediment and specific headlights, tied for a second many in a industry. The 2018 Elantra (built after Dec. 2017), Sonata (built after Sept. 2017), Santa Fe and a Santa Fe Sport (built after Jun 2017) all warranted a organization’s top rating, while a Elantra GT, Ioniq Hybrid and Tucson perceived a TOP SAFETY PICK rating. IIHS pile-up exam formula for a all-new 2019 Santa Fe will be expelled subsequent month.

This endowment is for Konas built after May 2018, as Hyundai done changes to a Kona’s accessible LED projector headlights to minimize glisten for coming drivers. Following a change, a LED headlights, that are accessible on a Limited and Ultimate trim lines, warranted a good rating. The Ultimate trim’s headlights also underline high-beam assist, a underline that automatically switches between high beams and low beams depending on a participation of other vehicles in a trail of a lights.

To acquire a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a automobile contingency acquire good ratings in a driver-side tiny overlie front, assuage overlie front, side, roof strength and conduct patience tests and an excusable or good rating in a passenger-side tiny overlie front test. Qualifiers also need an accessible front pile-up impediment complement that earns an modernized or higher rating and accessible good-rated headlights.

Hyundai’s compress SUV Kona appeals to consumers with active lifestyles of all kinds and comes versed with a latest reserve technologies. Kona offers discretionary modernized active reserve features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), that uses a car’s front-facing camera and radar to assistance detect an coming collision and equivocate impact or minimize repairs by braking autonomously. Three additional discretionary systems also implement a front-view camera to boost reserve and convenience: Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

By intuiting highway markings, Lane Keeping Assist helps to forestall random line depart by automatically steering a car, if required, while a Driver Attention Warning complement monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to assistance detect motorist tired or drifting driving.

Kona’s radar systems also support with a Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) to assistance detect coming vehicles that might be vaporous from perspective during highway driving. The Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) helps detect when another automobile might have entered a car’s rearward path, such as subsidy out of a parking spot, by providing a motorist alert.

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