2019 Veloster Joins Hyundai’s Lineup of IIHS Top Safety Picks
The 2019 Veloster hatchback recently became the 11th Hyundai vehicle to win recognition for its crash prevention and mitigation features from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
After a rigorous series of crash tests, the Veloster received a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. The organization highlighted the Veloster’s standard and available front crash prevention technologies as a major reason for the award.
“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,” said Scott Margason, Hyundai Motor America’s director of product planning. “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.”
The 10 other 2019 Hyundai vehicles with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards are the Tucson, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe XL, Kona, Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In, Elantra, Elantra GT, and Accent.
To be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must have “good” ratings for these five crash tests: head restraint, roof strength, side, driver-side small overlap front, and moderate overlap front. It must also score “good” or “acceptable” for headlights, “good” or “acceptable” in the passenger-side small overlap test, and “advanced” or “superior” for front crash prevention.
The 2019 Veloster boasts a wide range of standard and available safety features. All models come with six air bags and an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. The Veloster can also be outfitted with active-safety options like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.
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