Best ANCAP rating yet for Hyundai Genesis

Best ANCAP rating yet for Hyundai Genesis

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The all-new luxury Hyundai Genesis sedan will be launched into New Zealand at the start of 2015 having achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) achieving 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5-star safety rating.

The Genesis is the latest Hyundai to achieve the maximum ANCAP safety rating for a marque that has consistently performed strongly in crash tests in recent years.

Hyundai has provided as standard nearly every safety feature on the ANCAP check list including autonomous emergency braking – a feature that has been excluded from many new models arriving in New Zealand.

AA motoring services GM Stella Stocks says with the Genesis, Hyundai has lifted the bar in terms of focusing on consumer safety.

“As increasing numbers of manufacturers move towards including more safety assist technologies (SATs) in new models, motorists will become more aware of what should be available to them when they consider their next purchase,” says Stocks.

Standard on all Genesis variants to be launched in New Zealand are:

• Autonomous emergency braking
• Blind Spot Detection
• Adaptive Cruise Control
• Electronic Brake Distribution
• Electronic Stability Control
• Autonomous Emergency Braking
• Daytime Running Lights
• HID headlights with static bending and high beam assist
• Emergency Stop Signal
• Lane support system
• Pre-safe systems
• Reversing collision avoidance
• 360o Around View Monitor
• Tyre pressure monitoring system
• Active lift (pop-up) bonnet
• Nine passenger airbags including driver’s knee airbag

NZTA Access and Use general manager Celia Patrick says improving the safety of New Zealand’s vehicle fleet is a key part of the Government’s Safer Journeys strategy.

“Crash statistics show that occupants of 5-star rated vehicles are much less likely to receive life-threatening injuries in a crash than occupants of lower rated vehicles. We urge people to buy the safest vehicle they can afford.”

The full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings, other vehicle safety information and the specifications of the rated vehicles is available online at aa.co.nz or rightcar.govt.nz.

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