Hyundai Genesis achieves highest score in ANCAP history
Hyundai’s new Genesis sedan has scored 36.88/37 in ANCAP testing, the highest score in the 21-year-history of ANCAP testing.
HYUNDAI’S NEW FLAGSHIP sedan, Genesis 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.
According to ANCAP data, the Genesis’ score 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’.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be revealed to the media locally in early November before going on sale in the same month. As standard, it will get the following safety features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control;
- Electronic Brake Distribution;
- Electronic Stability Control;
- Autonomous Emergency Braking;
- Daytime Running Lights;
- Emergency Stop Signal;
- Lane support system;
- Pre-safe systems;
- Reversing collision avoidance;
- Tyre pressure monitoring system;
- Active lift (pop-up) bonnet; and
- 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 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.”
“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.
What’s included in an ANCAP test? 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.