2015 Sonata awarded an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety TOP SAFETY PICK+

MARKHAM, ON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The 2015 Hyundai Sonata was named a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+, when equipped with optional forward collision warning, by the U.S.-based Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Available with a host of safety and driving convenience features such as Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Lane Departure Warning System and rear parking sensors, the 2015 Sonata brings a new level of safety and refinement to the midsize sedan category. Sonata joins the 2015 Genesis in earning the highest honour from IIHS.

IIHS rates vehicles in a moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover test, and evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impact collisions. Additionally, IIHS evaluates available front crash prevention systems that aim to prevent a crash or lessen its severity. Winners of the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award must earn Good ratings for occupant protection in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, no less than acceptable in the small overlap test, and at least a basic rating for front crash prevention.

"Occupant safety is at the forefront of Hyundai design and engineering," said Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Sonata's TOP SAFETY PICK+ recognition reinforces our dedication to occupant safety, and integrating our collision prevention technologies makes the 2015 Sonata one of the safest midsize sedans on the market today."

Sonata's suite of safety features aims to help prevent accidents and maximize the safety of its occupants in the event of a collision. The 2015 Sonata is equipped with standard Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, and ABS.

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 more than 210 dealerships nationwide. More information about Hyundai and its vehicles can be found at www.HyundaiCanada.com.

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SOURCE: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

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Laurence Myre Leroux, Public Relations Specialist, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Office: (905) 948-6837, Mobile: (416) 518-5852, Email: lleroux@hyundaicanada.com

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