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23rd October, 2014

  • Maximum five-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme) Safety Rating for 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

Genesis, Hyundai’s new soon to be released 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 in the beginning to pass the world’s most demanding crash tests.

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The Hyundai 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
  • Pre-safe systems
  • 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.” McIntosh added.

“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.”


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