Fountain Valley, Calif., – The 2020 Hyundai Palisade has been awarded a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional LED headlights. Hyundai SUV models that have achieved these honors from the IIHS are the Kona, Tucson (built after March 2019), Santa Fe, Santa Fe XL, and NEXO (built after June 2019).
The Palisade is the Korean brand‘s 13th vehicle to receive a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. As a result, Hyundai is now the most-awarded brand in the automotive industry by IIHS in 2019 with six models earning TOP SAFETY PICK ratings and seven earning TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings.
According to the IIHS, to qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle has to earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head-restraint tests. It must also earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and be equipped with good-rated headlights.
The 2020 Palisade earned good ratings in the six IIHS crashworthiness tests. The standard front crash prevention system earned a superior rating, with an autobrake system that successfully avoided collisions in both the 12- and 25-mph IIHS track tests.
“Hyundai’s brand commitment to building safe vehicles is at the forefront of every product plan,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America (HMA). “We are extremely proud that, with the Palisade’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the Hyundai brand continues to be an industry leader in IIHS accolades. Our commitment to safety remains stronger than ever.”
About Hyundai Motor America
HMA’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. HMA vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. HMA is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.