MARKHAM, ON, April 15 /CNW/ - The 2011 Hyundai Equus has become the
fifth vehicle in the company's line-up to earn the title of "Top Safety
Pick" from the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
this year. Genesis, Santa Fe, Sonata, and Tucson were named to the IIHS
list last December.
Designed to compete with famous top-of-the-line luxury models from
Germany and Japan, the Equus is Hyundai's flagship sedan. Equus
combines a powerful V8, an adaptive air suspension, high-tech features,
and advanced safety technologies to provide the luxury, performance,
safety, and comfort full-size luxury sedan buyers expect.
"Winning this award with our flagship Equus is a testament to our
ability to stand alongside the most celebrated marques in the
industry," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto
Canada Corp. "But in traditional Hyundai fashion, we're making the same
cutting edge safety technology accessible to consumers in every segment
we compete in. The upcoming 2012 Accent, for example, will offer
best-in-class safety equipment as standard despite being our least
In the past year, Hyundai vehicles have received safety accolades from
associations across the globe. The all-new 2011 Sonata was one of the
first vehicles to receive a 5-star overall crash safety rating from the
U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under their
stringent new testing standards. The newly-redesigned Tucson (ix35)
achieved similar recognition, earning 5-star crash safety ratings from
the benchmark European and Australasian New Car Assessment Programs.
Kelleher added that Hyundai is forging ahead with research and
development for the next generation of safety technologies. "While
we're always honoured to receive awards for safety, our focus lies
ahead. Hyundai will work to ensure that each successive generation of
our vehicles meet and exceed the highest possible standards of 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 more than 195 dealerships nationwide.
SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
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