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2018 Hyundai Kona Crossover Scores Top IIHS Safety Rating

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2018 Hyundai Kona

The 2018 Hyundai Kona makes safety a priority. Because of that commitment, the crossover is now the proud owner of a Top Safety Pick+ honor. That’s the highest rating given out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

IIHS gave the Kona a superior rating for its available front crash prevention system, which successfully headed off collisions in a pair of tests. The Kona also scored a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front crash test and five other tests. Another contributing factor was an upgrade on Konas built after May that minimizes glare from the available LED projector headlights and qualified them for a good rating.

“Safety is one of the most important markers for every vehicle Hyundai develops, and we are proud of our entire engineering team, who helped Kona achieve the highest possible rating from the IIHS,” said Scott Margason, director of product planning for Hyundai Motor America.

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2018 Hyundai Kona

Along with the features and strengths recognized by the IIHS, the 2018 Kona offers a variety of camera- and radar-enabled safety technologies. Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Warning are all available to actively monitor road conditions and promote safety behind the wheel.

The 2018 Kona is the eighth 2018 Hyundai model to be honored by the IIHS.  The 2018 Tucson, Elantra GT, and Ioniq Hybrid have all been named Top Safety Picks. The Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Elantra, and Sonata have done even better, with each model snagging the Top Safety Pick+ award.

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