FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2016 – The 2017 Genesis G80 holds two of the highest safety honors in the auto industry – the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2016 Top Safety Pick + and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-star rating. IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings help consumers pick vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection and identify those with the most active and passive advanced safety technology.
“Occupant safety is a key development priority for all Genesis vehicles, and the G80 is no exception with its full suite of standardized advanced safety technology,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. “Safety is a hallmark of the Genesis brand, and we are committed to offering cutting-edge innovations and engineering developments to meet the needs of our customers and achieve these top safety honors.”
With one of the most rigorous vehicle safety testing environments, IIHS rates vehicles in a small overlap front crash, moderate overlap front crash, side and roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as a standard or optional front crash prevention system. Winners of the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award must earn good ratings for occupant protection in all five of the crashworthiness evaluations and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.
NHTSA is the only organization that rates rollover resistance, in addition to frontal and side crashworthiness. New aspects of the ratings system include side pole testing, using different sized crash-test dummies, offering a single Overall Vehicle Score per vehicle and highlighting new crash avoidance technologies.
The 2017 Genesis G80 offers a host of standard advanced safety technology features that are unsurpassed in the mid-luxury segment. These features cover the full spectrum of safety, from driver awareness to total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers on the road.
Standard Advanced Safety & Technology Highlights:
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Haptic Steering Wheel
- High Beam Assist (HBA)
- Pre-active seat belt and nine airbags
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability
- Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold
- 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with rearview camera
The G80 also offers an available parking assistance system with eight ultrasonic sensors located on the front and rear bumpers. To help ensure maximum driver alertness, G80 benefits from an innovative available CO2 sensor control system, located under the glove box. In addition, the G80 is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), energy-absorbing front seats and nine airbags including advanced dual front airbags, driver’s knee airbag, front and outboard rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both front and rear outboard seat occupants. Standard LED Daytime running lights improve vehicle visibility and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) provides individual tire pressure readouts.