The 2018 Sonata Earns Highest Safety Rating by IIHS

Posted on 30. Jan, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

01/12/2018, Fountain Valley, CA

  • Three Models Earn Top Safety Pick+


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 12, 2018
– Hyundai is one of a heading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018, with a sum of 7 models being recognized. The all-new 2018 Hyundai Sonata has warranted a tip reserve rating by a Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) with a Top Safety Pick+ rating when versed with discretionary Automatic Emergency Braking and LED headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights on vehicles built after Sep 2017, along with a recently announced Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Today’s proclamation outlines a sum of 3 Hyundai vehicles attaining this poignant reserve achievement. Additionally, 5 Hyundai models were formerly famous for 2018 Top Safety Pick, including a Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata and Tucson.

“Hyundai recognizes a significance in providing affordable, appealing and high peculiarity products with an underlying joining to safety,” pronounced Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The innovations we are implementing for pile-up insurance and impediment have all definitely extended a reserve of a products.”

To validate for a Top Safety Pick award, vehicles contingency have good ratings in 5 IIHS crashworthiness tests — tiny overlie front, assuage overlie front, side, roof strength and conduct restraints, an modernized or higher rating for front pile-up impediment and an excusable or good headlight rating. For a Top Safety Pick+ designation, vehicles contingency also benefit an excusable or good rating in passenger-side tiny overlie front tests and softened headlight rating. Features that helped these vehicles hoard these recognitions enclosed (but were not singular to) discretionary front-crash prevention, specific headlights and glorious performances in IIHS lane tests during several speeds.

In customer studies, Blind Spot Detection is a tip reserve underline that consumers want, and a 2018 Sonata comes customary with Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA). The Sonata is a usually Midsize automobile sole with this reserve record as customary equipment. Despite drivers spending a minimal volume of time in reverse, one-quarter of all accidents occur when someone is subsidy up. BSD with RCTA helps drivers establish when a highway behind them is clear. Furthermore, there’s also a new Lane Departure Warning complement with an extended Lane Keep Assist duty available.

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