Published on March 1st, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Hyundai, Kia and Genesis Favoured By IIHS
When it comes to safety, Hyundai, Kia and Genesis combined have more Top Safety Pick Awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
When it comes to road safety, the US actually has 2 authoritative bodies that evaluate cars. One of them, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has given out 17 2021 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards to Hyundai, Kia and Genesis branded vehicles. That means the Hyundai Motor Group has won more safety awards than any other brand present in the United States.
To be fair, this is no new trend for the South Korean auto conglomerate. Back in 2018, they also came out on top. For 2019 and 2020, they tied, but were still technically one of the most awarded car groups in terms of safety.
So, which brands and models won IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ Awards from the Hyundai Motor Group? Here’s the breakdown:
- Hyundai Palisade – TSP+
- Hyundai Nexo – TSP+
- Hyundai Veloster with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Hyundai Sonata – TSP
- Hyundai Kona with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Hyundai Tucson with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Hyundai Venue – TSP
- Kia K5 built after November 2020 – TSP+
- Kia Forte with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Kia Soul with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Kia Stinger with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Kia Seltos built after August 2020; with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Kia Sportage with optional front crash prevention – TSP
- Kia Sorento – TSP
- Kia Telluride – TSP
Here’s the press release with more.
Hyundai Motor Group has the most Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) and TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) awarded vehicles of any auto manufacturer in the industry. Hyundai Motor Group has 17 award-winning vehicles between its Hyundai, KIA and Genesis brands. Hyundai branded models earned 7 awards, KIA branded models earned 8 awards and Genesis branded models earned 2 awards. The Hyundai brand tied for top industry brand honors in Aug. and Feb. 2020 and was the leader in 2018.
A high level of cross-functional execution put Hyundai Motor Group in an advantageous position for so many of our models to achieve these results, despite having a smaller model lineup than some of the competitors. Both TSP and TSP+ awards require “Good” ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Award winners must be available with front crash prevention technology that earns a “Superior” or “Advanced” rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. TOP SAFETY PICK winners must also be available with “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights. The “plus” designation is given to models that have “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights across all trim levels and packages.