• Jan 22nd 2008 at 6:03PM
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The Hyundai Genesis has just finished shooting its close-up. Shot in what looks like ABC Super Slo Mo, you get a pretty good idea of how you'll fare in a Genesis should you encounter another large object at speed. During the frontal impact test the passenger cabin remained virtually unaffected, and after seeing the side impact test all we can say is thank goodness for side airbags. Who knows, if the Genesis keeps turning in these kinds of performances, it could one day be a star. Follow the jump for the footage.

Thanks for the tip, wowfactor!

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      THat's suprisingly good looking for side impact. That probably ranks up there..
      • 7 Years Ago
      You clearly know nothing about safety engineering.

      This looks identical to the test for the Volvo S40.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovvAji6Igaw
      • 7 Years Ago
      it looks like the lexus Ls from an angle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ouch!

      Don't want to be in there!

      Almost as bad as the Chinese tests!
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah this looks like an old ford from the 50s

        no thanks!

        it is too rigid

        the dummy must have spent months in the hospital
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are you kidding? You need to pay attention to the cabin structure when the car crashes, not the front end.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hyundai has got the safety down,
      they just have to work on their engineering.
      But this is a great start
        • 7 Years Ago
        Uhh, performance in safety tests is due to engineering.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If this is the same as the IIHS tests, then...

      The front impact is PRETTY good, but not great. I've seen some recent tests like these not get "Good" because of dummy movement. We'll see what happens. Saying this is "too rigid" and like a 50's crash is one of the most uneducated things I've ever heard on this site, though. You guys never fail to impress me!

      The side impact, however, is terrific.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not bad, I'm sure they didn't use a 5 series instead because it looks alot like one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That would be stupid because the 5-series got poor results during crashtests... only 4 Euro-NCAP stars where the whole range of french Renaults gets 5...
      • 7 Years Ago
      there's some cool-looking countersteer after that side impact.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hyundai's only problem is marketing. Unfortunately we live in a marketing driven, lifestyle-centric world and until Hyundai can convince consumers that buying their cars will make them hip, cool, successful and/or loved by the opposite sex then all the engineering and safety on the planet means nothing.
        • 7 Years Ago
        well said Mallory. People need to give Hyundai more credit. and this comment is coming from a BMW technician.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like the Genesis has a rigid safety cage. Wonder if this was a standard 40mph test?
      • 7 Years Ago
      These things - performance, crash testing, whiz-bang features - they're just the price of admission these days.

      To actually win in the market, you need something else, some kind of oomph, for lack of a better term. And Hyundai doesn't know from oomph.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, it's a rear drive V8 mainstreamer. Other than Chrysler's five-year-old LX (and maybe the G8) this is it for North America.

        That oomph enough?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Being a tremendous bargain usually counts for a lot of oomph in the marketplace.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Acura needs more Oomph than Hyundai rofl
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good safety scores seem to be pretty expected nowadays. Most cars do very well. Select few seem to get the holy grail of five stars and all goods from the Insurance tests.
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