The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is the first ever rear wheel drive luxury sedan to earn the highest safety rating! It is the first and only rear wheel drive vehicle in its class to receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest honor. The Genesis is also the first rear wheel drive vehicle to earn a “Good” rating in the small overlap crash test. To receive a top safety pick, vehicles must earn “Good” ratings for occupant protection in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint test. They can’t receive any less than “Acceptable” in the small overlap test and at least a basic rating for front crash protection.
The IIHS rates vehicles in a moderate overlap front crash, small front crash, side impact as well as rollover test and they also evaluate seat and head restraints for protection against neck injuries. The small overlap test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object such as a tree. In the small overlap test in the Genesis the driver’s space was well maintained. The injury measures recorded on the driver dummy indicated low risk of any significant injuries.
The optional front crash prevention test system which is new for the 2015 year earned the Genesis a superior rating due to its automatic braking capabilities. In the track tests, the car stopped completely before hitting the target in tests at 12 mph and 25 mph.
The 2015 Genesis offers a plethora of safety features which aim to prevent accidents and maximize the safety in the event that you do get in an accident. The new Genesis uses new Sensory Surround Safety technology including an Automatic Emergency Braking. These utilize sensor fusion technology to help avoid a potential collision and even reduce its impact. The Genesis is also equipped with new advanced technologies such as the Intelligent Drive Mode. This allows you to select between four different drive modes depending on conditions and driving preferences. There is also a new Blind Spot Detection system which can help you monitor traffic around the car. One of the most talked about new features in the Hyundai Genesis is the Heads-Up Display, the BSD system indicators also project onto the windshield. The Lane Change Assist helps to detect vehicles that are approaching towards the rear side at high speeds, especially during high speed driving. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert scans areas to each side of the car when you are backing out of a parking spot. It also has the CO2 sensor control system. This detects when CO2 levels in the vehicle are getting high and will freshly ventilate the vehicle.