Hyundai Motor Company
’s new flagship luxury sedan, the 2015 Genesis
, has achieved 36.88 points out of a possible 37, and a maximum five star ANCAP safety rating.
It has continued its impressive global safety testing results by achieving the highest ever score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing in Australia.
A five star safety rating is ANCAP’s ultimate measure of vehicle safety protection for occupants and pedestrians.
Launched in Africa and the Middle East this April, the 2015 Genesis is the first Hyundai to benefit from the brand’s Fluid Sculpture 2.0 design concept
It also boasts significantly enhanced driving performance, state-of-the art technologies and safety features such as the all-new Automatic Emergency Braking.
“Genesis is Hyundai’s flagship model and as such offers a high level of physical crashworthiness and excellent safety features as standard. 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,” said ANCAP Chairman Mr. Lauchlan McIntosh.
Structural integrity and strength has been a key priority of Hyundai Motor Company’s engineering teams since development of the all-new 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 results that have been achieved by the all-new Genesis during the ANCAP testing once again highlights the car’s structural integrity, its safety features and technologies. We are very proud to have achieved these ratings with the all-new Genesis and it will serve to boost customer confidence further still in this excellent model,” said Tom Lee, Head of Hyundai Africa and Middle East Regional Headquarters.