Hyundai Motor’s Sonata Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award
In one of the industry’s most demanding vehicle tests, Hyundai Motor’s Sonata earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s highest accolade for safety, receiving a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award helps consumers select vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.
“Occupant safety, above all other things, is the single most important factor when designing and engineering Hyundai Motor’s vehicles,” said Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Product and Corporate Planning at Hyundai Motor America. “Given the increasing demands of the test, receiving this award is a testament to our emphasis on safety at every price point, and is a point of pride for every Hyundai Motor’s associate.”
The requirements for TOP SAFETY PICK+ were tightened for 2016. To qualify, winners must earn good ratings in each of the Institute’s five crashworthiness tests – small overlap crash test, moderate overlap crash test, side and roof strength, and head restraint tests – and have an available front crash prevention system earning an advanced or superior rating.