The 2015 Hyundai Genesis has only been on the market for a few months, but it’s already filled its trophy case with awards and accolades that most models take years or decades to accomplish.
While most of that recognition has centered on the all-new Genesis’ appearance or array of advanced technologies, the large luxury car recently became just the third member of its class to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Adrian Lund, president of the IIHS, lauded the Genesis for its top-notch crash protection and its available “automatic emergency braking system,” the latter of which “can help drivers avoid some of the most common kinds of collisions altogether.” In addition to receiving the required ratings of “good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, the IIHS awarded the 2015 Genesis ratings of “good” and “superior,” respectively, in the small overlap front crash and front crash prevention tests.
Using Technology to Make Drivers Safer
The Genesis has received plenty of hype so far because of its advanced technology offerings, and that list certainly extends to the luxury car’s safety offerings. It has a long list of alert and warning systems, including Lane Departure Warning that now has the ability to combine with an all-new Lane Keep Assist tool, helping drivers stay in their lane at all times.
Even more unique, though, is the 2015 Genesis’ CO2 sensor control system, the first in the world of its kind. Based on prior research, Hyundai engineers found out that drivers start getting drowsy when CO2 levels exceed 2,000 parts per million. To prevent this from happening, Hyundai added this innovative ventilation system –which leverages fresh air – to make sure the all-new Genesis will maintain safe levels at all times.
Although these initiatives are aimed at preventing crashes, sometimes accidents do happen … and the 2015 Genesis is there to assist. Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care, for instance, includes SOS emergency and roadside assistance, which helps you get in touch with emergency contacts via email and SMS.