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Hyundai Genesis receives highest safety score in ANCAP history, and it is on it's way here!

Written by Media Manager.

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Genesis, Hyundai New Zealand’s new flagship luxury sedan, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing – 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

A 5 star safety rating is ANCAP’s ultimate measure of vehicle safety protection for occupants and pedestrians. The demanding assessment includes a 64km/h frontal offset test and a 50km/h side impact test, along with a 29km/h pole test, a whiplash test simulating a 32km/h rear-end crash, and a 40km/h pedestrian impact protection test. A minimum number of active safety assist technologies (SATs) is also required.

The Genesis’ tally of 36.88 points includes a frontal offset score of 15.88 out of 16 and a side impact protection score of 16 out of 16. Genesis also scored 2 out of 2 in the pole test and a whiplash protection test rating of ‘good’.

Structural integrity and strength has been a key priority of Hyundai Motor Company’s engineering teams since development of the new ‘DH’ model Genesis sedan began six years ago. The vehicle uses advanced high-strength steel throughout its body structure, and has been designed from the outset to pass the world’s most demanding crash tests.

The Genesis will be official launched in New Zealand at the start of 2015. It is a very exciting move into the luxury realm, and will offer New Zealander's another choice at the premium end of the market. 

The Hyundai Genesis comes feature rich, loaded with advanced technology and will include every available safety feature as standard including:

Autonomous emergency braking
Blind Spot Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electronic Brake Distribution
Electronic Stability Control
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Daytime Running Lights
HID headlights with static bending and high beam assist
Emergency Stop Signal
Lane support system
Pre-safe systems
Reversing collision avoidance
360o Around View Monitor
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Active lift (pop-up) bonnet
Nine passenger airbags including driver’s knee airbag

“Genesis is Hyundai’s flagship model and as such offers a high level of physical crashworthiness and excellent safety features as standard,” said ANCAP Chairman Mr Lauchlan McIntosh.

“This is one of the first times we have seen the word ‘Standard’ listed against almost every safety feature on our checklist. Importantly, autonomous emergency braking is one of these standard features – one that has recently been left off many new models”

Check out some of the videos of the Genesis undergoing some "blind tests". There is a bunch of video's in this series, and if you are serious about safety take the few minutes to watch this.

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

“The Hyundai Genesis record test score illustrates Hyundai’s continued commitment to safety and innovation.” said Hyundai Motors New Zealand General Manager, Andy Sinclair.

“Hyundai New Zealand was the first manufacturer to include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard in 2007. In July of this year we made reversing cameras standard across our entire range” said Andy Sinclair. 

To search crash test results and learn more about safety technologies, visit www.ancap.com.au

Crash test images and video can be downloaded from www.ancap.com.au/media

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Daryl has been in the car industry for a long time, ever since he started as an apprentice mechanic for the Post Office's Workshop in Wellington, where he grew up.

We are fortunate to have him, and all of his varied vehicle industry experience, with us at Bowater Hyundai since 2010. He has seen the Hyundai brand go from strength to strength and has a depth of technical knowledge of the evolution of the range of vehicles. 

Daryl lives in Stoke with his wife, they have four grown children living as far afield as Wellington and Sydney. A proud supporter of the Hurricanes and the Lions, Daryl maintains his strong connection to the city he grew up in.

He is a strong believer in the Bowater Motor Group philosophy of giving back to the community and thrives on "the strong focus of ethical business within the company". As such Daryl is a strong advocate for the special relationships that Bowater Hyundai has built with community partners such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Victory Boxing.

Daryl is an enthusiastic fisherman and says his lack of results has failed to deter him from his enthusiasm. Click here to contact Daryl.

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