• Hyundai Kona gains Top Safety Award

Hyundai Kona gains Top Safety Award

The 2018 Hyundai Kona has been given a Top Safety Pick+ award by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Avatar By: Wheels.ca September 1, 2018
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In one of the industry’s most stringent crash tests, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Kona scored a good rating for occupant protection in the passenger-side small overlap front crash test and when equipped with its newly available good-rated LED headlights, qualified for the Top Safety Pick+ award.

The Kona also earned good ratings in the Institute’s five other crashworthiness evaluations and a superior rating for its optional front crash prevention system, which avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph IIHS track tests.

According to IIHS, models that earn Top Safety Pick honours are the best vehicle choices for safety within their size categories.

Kona’s award adds to the list of eight new Hyundai models that are rated Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights, tied for the second most in the industry.

To earn the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test.

Qualifiers also need an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating and available good-rated headlights.

Hyundai’s compact SUV Kona appeals to consumers with active lifestyles of all kinds and comes equipped with the latest safety technologies.

Kona offers optional advanced active safety features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which uses the car’s front-facing camera and radar to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously.

Three additional optional systems also utilize the front-view camera to boost safety and convenience: Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

Hyundai Kona gains Top Safety Award

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