FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Genesis announced that its new flagship sedan, the 2020 G90, earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The G90 also earned a superior rating for vehicle-to-vehicle interactions, avoiding collisions in 12 and 25 mph track tests.
The brand’s other 2020 model year vehicles, the entry-luxury G70 and the mid-luxury G80, both received the same accolade in mid-February. Genesis is the only brand in the industry with an entire lineup of TOP SAFETY PICK+ rated vehicles.
“At Genesis, we thrive on putting our customers first,” said Mark Del Rosso, President and CEO of Genesis Motor North America. “That’s why we greatly appreciate this acknowledgment of our vehicles’ excellent performance by the highly-regarded IIHS.”
For a 2020 vehicle to achieve a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, it must: 1) have “Good” ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, 2) receive an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations, and 3) must have “Acceptable” or “Good” headlights as standard equipment.
The G90 also earned an advanced rating for pedestrian front crash prevention. In each of the vehicle-to-pedestrian test scenarios, the G90 avoided collisions in the lower-speed tests and achieved significant speed reductions in the higher-speed tests.
“Nighttime visibility is critical to highway safety, so we’re particularly glad to see that the G90 comes standard with headlights that earn a good rating in our tests. This means that all new G90 buyers will drive away with a vehicle that provides good visibility while also limiting glare to other road users,” said IIHS Chief Research Officer, David Zuby.
All Genesis models come standard with a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance and safety technologies including Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and more. Just as importantly, each vehicle in the Genesis line-up offers sure-footed handling thanks to rigid chassis construction ensuring drivers are ready to face even the most difficult driving conditions with confidence.
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