09/24/2015, FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Califonia


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015 – In one of a industry’s many severe tests of automobile safety, a 2016 Hyundai Tucson and 2016 Sonata both warranted a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This is a initial time Tucson, that perceived a poignant redesign for a 2016 indication year, has perceived a tip respect from IIHS.

IIHS rates vehicles for passenger insurance formed on opening in 5 tests: assuage overlie front, tiny overlie front, side, roof strength and conduct restraints. Winners of a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ endowment contingency acquire good ratings in a assuage overlie front, side, roof strength and conduct patience tests, as good as a good or excusable rating in a tiny overlie front test. Vehicles also need an accessible front pile-up impediment complement with an modernized or higher rating.

“Hyundai’s redesign of a Tucson earns a 2016 indication a tip rating in a tiny overlie front test, and a Sonata retains a excusable rating,” pronounced David Zuby, IIHS arch investigate officer. “Both vehicles have an accessible front pile-up impediment complement that earns a higher rating in a IIHS autobrake test, a pivotal criteria to validate for a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.”

“Hyundai’s joining to passenger reserve is peerless via a whole lineup,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We essay to rise technologies that support in avoiding crashes all together, like brazen collision warning, line depart warning and puncture stop assist, and are gratified a Tucson and Sonata have perceived these awards associated to passenger insurance when collisions do occur.”

Multiple modernized reserve record options are accessible on a 2016 Tucson, including AEB with walking detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and a customary rearview camera. In addition, modernized high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of a new Tucson’s structure, for extended pile-up safety. The automobile also facilities a customary Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or some-more tires are under-inflated, including a tire’s location.

Standard reserve apparatus on a 2016 Sonata lineup includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, 7 airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel front brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with indicators for any tire. Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Smart Cruise Control with spot/start capability, Rear Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) are accessible as options.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed via a United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sole in a U.S. are lonesome by a Hyundai Assurance program, that includes a 5-year/60,000-mile entirely negotiable new automobile singular warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain singular guaranty and 5 years of nominal Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models versed with a Blue Link telematics complement with active reserve and automobile caring services nominal for one year with enrollment. These services embody Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle use scheduling.