Hyundai has just earned itself another Top Safety Pick+ award, following on the success of the Elantra way back in August 2013. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has certified the new, second-generation Genesis luxury sedan as a TSP+ following a successful round of crash testing.

The Genesis secured the prestigious ranking with the help of a "good" rating in the notorious small-overlap front crash test. Data from dummies showed that there was a low risk of serious injury in the 40-mile-per-hour impact.

Beside the small-overlap test result, the Genny scored a "superior" on the frontal crash test, while the moderate overlap, side, roof strength and head restraint scores were "good."

Take a look below for video of the tricky small-overlap test, as well as a brief press release from the IIHS.
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2015 Hyundai Genesis earns TOP SAFETY PICK+

ARLINGTON, Va. - The redesigned Hyundai Genesis, a large luxury car, earns the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, thanks to a good rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test and a superior rating for front crash prevention.

The 2015 Genesis also earns good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint evaluations.

In the small overlap test, the driver's space was maintained well, and injury measures recorded on the driver dummy indicated low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. The dummy's head made good contact with the front airbag, which stayed in position during the crash, and the side curtain airbag deployed to protect the head from contact with side structures.

The Institute added the small overlap evaluation to its testing lineup in 2012. In the crash, 25 percent of a vehicle's front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph. It replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object like a tree or a utility pole.

The optional front crash prevention system, which is being offered for the first time on the 2015 model, earns a superior rating because of its automatic braking capabilities. In track tests, the car stopped completely before hitting the target in tests at 12 mph and 25 mph.

The Genesis is one of only three large luxury cars to earn the Institute's highest award for 2014. To qualify for TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn a good or acceptable rating for small overlap protection, a good rating in the Institute's other four tests, and a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.


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      Revis Goodworth
      • 7 Months Ago
      Serious design and engineering. The industry should be very worried at the learning curve of this company.
      thecommentator2013
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hyundais are no longer cheap econoboxes. I like where they're going...
      Koenigsegg
      • 7 Months Ago
      hyundgay
        Leather Bear
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        @ TSLA: Actually, your attempt at a humorous comment couldn't be any less factual. No politically-aware member of the LGBT community would be caught dead owning a Hyundai. Per gaywheels.com, Hyundai (along with sister company Kia) is one of the three car brands sold in the US that don't offer their LGBT employees protection against workplace discrimination. Until their HR policies change, Hyundai and Kia are dead to me.
      Stinkyboy
      • 7 Months Ago
      Excellent!
      pinsimms99
      • 7 Months Ago
      Still a hyundai
        AAA
        • 7 Months Ago
        @pinsimms99
        pinsimms99- just like the idiots who said "still a Toyota" to a certain new vehicle in 1989. Thankfully, you're already a relic.
        jtav2002
        • 7 Months Ago
        @pinsimms99
        Still a stupid comment.
          churchmotor
          • 7 Months Ago
          @jtav2002
          Josh, you. Just said you don't know who Suzuki is...
      Adrian Hosein
      • 7 Months Ago
      Wow, that thing didn't even deform!!! Farless for what i can say for any other car that did this test, also, a superior rating for frontal? Did not know they had that rating, well done Hyundai, well done ole boy!
      AAA
      • 7 Months Ago
      Nicely done, Hyundai. Best of all is seeing all the a-hole commenters on AutoBlog STFU for once.
      petemason
      • 7 Months Ago
      Lol, so where's mary.keana, zoomzoom, aaronmmt and Fidtro now? Come on folks, we need your input! ;)
      FIDTRO
      • 7 Months Ago
      Quite honestly, that's a pretty impressive result. I can't even troll against that. Now watch Hyundai's marketing department give me +15 like they did to all the other positive comments.
        knightrider_6
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        @FIDTRO Did you finally start taking your meds?
        yonomo200
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Maybe because while many of us disagree with what he says, we don't believe he is using multiple logins and playing these games that you've been playing all these years, Aaronm/zoom_zoom_zoom/holysmoke.s/S./angryINCH... Well, at least we know why you're angry. I'd be angry about that too, lol!
        churchmotor
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Fidtro, I"m shocked AAA, Knightrider_6, yonomo200 hasn't called me you yet.
          AAA
          • 7 Months Ago
          @churchmotor
          churchmotor- why would I care?
      chosonnom
      • 7 Months Ago
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnK-TovPgrc This is 2012 Lexus IS 250, I will note that it is older and it is not in the same class. Lexus gets poor, b/c the footwell area gets crushed. This 2015 genesis my god, the wheel gets crushed and doesn't even put a dent in the footwell area.
      AB
      • 7 Months Ago
      Take a look at the 2009 test... clearly Hyundai has learned a thing or two. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoeGg0b0z7o&index=11&list=PLA6E311A0E5828ACE It is interesting how CAD design and modeling has advanced structural integrity of all cars.
      Avinash Machado
      • 7 Months Ago
      Kudos Hyundai.
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