All-new Hyundai Elantra Earns IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK” in the US

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Hyundai’s all-new Elantra has been awarded the highest rating for car safety in all test categories by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US, adding to the numerous awards won by the new Elantra.

Hyundai Elantra earns top car safety award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has awarded the all-new Hyundai Elantra a “TOP SAFETY PICK”

This Elantra is pushing the compact category to offer innovation, content and style - characteristics so often missing from the competition

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has awarded the new Hyundai Elantra a “TOP SAFETY PICK”, achieving the highest rating of “Good” in all crash test categories including front, side, rollover and rear crash protection.

In order to be considered for an IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK,” a vehicle must also feature Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

“Elantra safety has improved tremendously over the years with the vehicle now earning IIHS’ top safety distinction,” said David Zuby, the IIHS’ chief research officer. “The big things the automakers have done to improve crashworthiness are designing better front crush zones to manage crash energy, stronger occupant compartments to limit intrusion, and stronger roofs to better protect people in rollovers.”

The all-new Elantra launches in New Zealand this month.

“Clearly this new model will be a winner here,” said the Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai New Zealand, Tom Ruddenklau.”

“This Elantra is pushing the compact category to offer innovation, content and style - characteristics so often missing from the competition.”

“It proves that incredible fuel economy as standard, tremendous luxury and convenience features, and cutting-edge design should be the expectation at an accessible price,” said Mr. Ruddenklau.

The new Elantra is much-awaited in the USA, already winning a string of awards and accolades:

Residual Value Award - ALG
2011 Best New Car - about.com
2011 Best New Model - Kiplinger
Top 10 Cars to Look Forward to in 2011 - carsdirect.com

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