October 24, 2014

Hyundai Genesis receives highest safety score in history of Australia's ANCAP

Genesis, Hyundai Motor's new flagship executive car, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing - 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

A 5-star safety rating is ANCAP's ultimate measure of
vehicle safety protection for occupants and pedestrians. The demanding assessment includes a 64 km/h frontal offset test and a 50 km/h side impact test, along with a 29 km/h pole test, a whiplash test simulating a 32 km/h rear-end crash, and a 40 km/h pedestrian impact protection test. A minimum number of active safety assist technologies (SATs) is also required.

The Genesis' tally of 36.88 points includes a frontal offset score of 15.88 out of 16 and a side impact protection score of 16 out of 16. Genesis also scored 2 out of 2 in the pole test and a whiplash protection test rating of 'good'.

"Genesis is Hyundai's flagship model and as such offers a high level of physical crashworthiness and excellent safety features as standard," said ANCAP Chairman Lauchlan McIntosh.

"This is one of the first times we have seen the word 'Standard' listed against almost every safety feature on our checklist. Importantly, automatic emergency braking is one of these standard features - one that has recently been left off many new models hitting our shores."


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