23 October 2014
Hyundai's new Genesis luxury sedan enters the Australasian market with a superior level of occupant and pedestrian protection, easily achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
A brand new entrant to the Large Car category, the Genesis achieved high scores across all areas of assessment.
"The 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."
The following safety assist technologies (SAT) are standard on all Genesis variants available in Australia and New Zealand:
"Historically, consumers have been encouraged to seek out features like ABS and ESC but with manufacturers now developing and rolling out SATs at a rapid pace, consumers will soon be just as familiar with, and demand, these important life-saving technologies."
"Active safety systems are the future of vehicle safety. ANCAP is encouraging consumers to learn more about the benefits of these safety systems and ask for them when they buy their next car," said Mr McIntosh.
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