We’ve got some pretty exciting news to share. The 2019 Hyundai Veloster just underwent its crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and came out the other side with one of the highest commendations it could receive: TOP SAFETY PICK. With eleven vehicles in total on the Hyundai lineup, Veloster marks the eleventh and final model from the brand to earn this designation or the higher TOP SAFETY PICK+. We thought we’d highlight the sporty coupe’s safety ratings & features to celebrate.
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“Safety is a top priority for Hyundai and its engineering team, and we are proud to hear that Veloster now joins the list of Hyundai models that have achieved this recognition from the IIHS. The Veloster is a prime example of a sleek and exhilarating vehicle to sit behind the wheel of, while still offering the advanced safety features available across our Hyundai lineup.”
– Scott Margason, Director of Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America
How did the Veloster earn this award?
To qualify as a TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn the following test ratings:
- Driver-side small overlap front: Good
- Moderate overlap front: Good
- Side: Good
- Roof strength: Good
- Head Restraints: Good
- Passenger-side small overlap front: Acceptable or Good
- Front Crash Prevention: Advanced or Superior
- Headlight Rating: Acceptable or Good
In addition to hitting these marks, the Veloster earned pretty high ratings on its standard and available forward collision systems thanks to the vehicle avoiding collisions on the test tracks at both 12 and 25 miles per hour.
Advanced Safety Features
There are a whole host of advanced safety features that are available on the Hyundai Veloster. They include:
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
- Lane Keeping Assist
- High Beam Assist
- Driver Attention Warning
Other technologies come standard and available in the 2019 Hyundai Veloster. If you’d like to hear more about them, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop into the showroom. We look forward to hearing from you!