MARKHAM, ON, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - The US-based Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2011 Hyundai Elantra a "TOP
SAFETY PICK"— achieving the highest rating of "Good" in all crash test
categories including front, side, rollover and rear crash protection.
IIHS recently evaluated 13 small cars with Elantra being one of the six
to be named a "TOP SAFETY PICK." The 2011 Elantra, with a standard 4.9
L/100 km highway fuel economy rating, demonstrates that vehicles don't
have to compromise efficiency for safety.
The 2011 Elantra takes compact car safety to the next level with the
introduction of Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). Similar to the one
found in the Hyundai Equus, VSM optimally manages ESC (Electronic
Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).
Elantra features six airbags—including dual front, front seat-mounted
side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbag.
The Elantra also features a state-of-the-art braking package including
four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including
Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is
detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to
automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on
vehicle loading conditions.
"Hyundai is committed to applying the most effective vehicle safety
technologies and the all-new Elantra is no exception," said Steve
Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "The 2011
Elantra is proving that compact cars can be fuel efficient while
offering tremendous safety."
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai
vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and
are sold and serviced through 200 dealerships nationwide.
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