One car I am eagerly waiting to review is Hyundai’s new luxury sedan the Genesis, not only do I think this car may shake up the luxury sedan market in this country but it seems the Genesis is already putting other luxury sedans on notice before it’s official release date.
The Genesis has now been named the safest car ever to be released on the Australian market with the release today of details of the Genesis ANCAP testing results.
Not only did the Genesis recieve a 5 Star ANCAP safety rating but it also scored more on ANCAP testing then any other car previously tested in ANCAP giving it the title of Australia’s safest ever car check out all the details below from Hyundai.
Hyundai Genesis receives highest safety score in ANCAP history
Maximum five-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) Safety Rating awarded to Genesis, Hyundai’s new flagship luxury sedan
‘Overall’ score of 36.88 points out of 37 is a record in 21-year ANCAP testing history
ANCAP Chairman Mr Lauchlan McIntosh praised Genesis for its standard suite of safety technologies, including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Genesis safety features also fitted as standard include: nine passenger airbags, pre-safe seat belt system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control
23 October 2014 – Genesis, Hyundai’s new flagship luxury sedan, 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 64km/h frontal offset test and a 50km/h side impact test, along with a 29km/h pole test, a whiplash test simulating a 32km/h rear-end crash, and a 40km/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’.
Structural integrity and strength has been a key priority of Hyundai Motor Company’s engineering teams since development of the new ‘DH’ model Genesis sedan began six years ago. The vehicle uses advanced high-strength steel throughout its body structure, and has been designed from the outset to pass the world’s most demanding crash tests.
The Genesis will be launched in Australia next month and will include the following safety features as standard across the range:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electronic Brake Distribution
Electronic Stability Control
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Daytime Running Lights
Emergency Stop Signal
Lane support system
Reversing collision avoidance
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Active lift (pop-up) bonnet
Nine passenger airbags including driver’s knee airbag
“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 Mr 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, autonomous emergency braking is one of these standard features – one that has recently been left off many new models hitting our shores.”
ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.
“This record ANCAP test score for Genesis speaks volumes about our flagship car’s structural integrity, its safety features and the technologies provided as standard,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Kim.
“Every car Hyundai sells in Australia has achieved the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, other than iLoad van and iMax people mover rated at 4 stars,” said Mr Kim. “Of course, we are very proud of that fact, and Genesis must uphold this high standard – I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic work ANCAP has done over the years to improve vehicle safety standards in this country.”