Hyundai Ties for Top Safety Pick Awards

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Hyundai has tied for the most combined Top Safety Pick+ and the Top Safety Pick rated vehicles in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2020 awards.

In total, 10 Hyundai models have received the TSP or TSP+ designations, with the Venue SUV being the latest vehicle in the company’s lineup to receive the 2020 TSP rating when equipped with optional LED headlights, which are available on the SEL trim with the Premium Package and Denim models.

“Our commitment to safety is stronger than ever,” said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer of Hyundai Motor North America. “We are extremely proud that our entire SUV line has Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ ratings. From our smallest SUV to our hydrogen powered Nexo, to our eight-passenger Palisade, shoppers can find a safe choice.”

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To achieve the 2020 IIHS TSP award, the Venue earned good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. As a result, it was given a superior rating for available vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention.

In addition, the Venue’s SEL trim with Premium Package received an advanced rating during its vehicle-to-pedestrian prevention evaluation and the Venue Denim trim earned a superior score for its vehicle-to-pedestrian prevention system.

The company’s award-winning vehicles are:

  • Venue – TSP for specific headlights
  • Kona – TSP for front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • Tuscon – TSP for front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • Santa Fe — TSP with specific headlights
  • Nexo – TSP+
  • Palisade — TSP with specific headlights
  • Elantra — TSP for front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • Elantra GT — TSP for front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • Veloster — TSP for front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • Sonata — TSP with specific headlights

Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced at more than 820 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

Located in Montgomery, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama employs more than 3,000 people at the 3.2 million-square-foot vehicle assembly and engine plant. HMMA produces the Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe. When at full capacity, the plant is capable of producing 399,500 vehicles annually. In addition, the plant produces the 194 horsepower Theta Two Gasoline Direct Injection four-cylinder engine and the 148 horsepower Nu four-cylinder engine.

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