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 CORP.
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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