Hyundai Motor Group announced on Monday that it has been awarded three Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) awards from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for three models of its Genesis brand, showcasing the quality of its vehicles.
The GV60, GV70 and GV80 SUV models of the Genesis brand achieved the highest ratings in the IIHS’ stricter collision tests in five categories: moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, side, roof strength and seat head restraint. The vehicles were given one of four grades – good, acceptable, marginal or poor.
In order to receive the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must have an overall rating of good in the five categories. If the model also gets good ratings on its headlights and in the passenger-side small overlap test, the award is upgraded to a TSP+ award.
The three awarded models are equipped with advanced safety and driver assistance technologies, such as eight or more air bags, forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision warning and automatic collision notification systems, Hyundai said.
“These IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards further demonstrate the remarkable safety performance and design of our vehicles,” Genesis global chief safety officer Brian Latouf said in a statement.
In February, the Genesis G90 flagship sedan also earned the top safety pick award.
The South Korean automotive group sells vehicles under the Hyundai, Genesis and Kia brands.
This undated file photo provided by Hyundai Motor Group shows the Genesis GV60 SUV. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This undated Hyundai file photo shows the Genesis GV70 SUV. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This undated Hyundai file photo shows the Genesis GV80 flagship SUV. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)