2012 Hyundai Equus
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Six Hyundai models, including the Equus and Genesis sedans, achieved the 2012 Top Safety Pick honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Korean automaker’s vehicles were found to protect people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on “good” ratings in Institute tests. Winners also must have available Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a crash avoidance feature that significantly reduces crash risk.
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Other Hyundai models awarded include the Elantra, Sonata, Tucson and Sante Fe.
2012 Hyundai Genesis
“Safety has always been a top priority at Hyundai, so we are thrilled to see six of our models on this important and prestigious list,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of product and corporate planning for Hyundai Motor America. “Having led the industry in standardizing Electronic Stability Control for the midsize sedan segment back in 2005, Hyundai is committed to developing and providing the best in both passive and active safety technologies.”
The IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings help consumers pick vehicles that offer a higher level of protection than federal safety standards require. In 2010, the Institute toughened the criteria for Top Safety Pick by adding a requirement that all qualifiers must earn a “good” rating for performance in a roof strength test to assess protection in a rollover crash.
Source: Hyundai Motor America Press Release