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Genesis G80 earns top safety award from IIHS

May 26, 2021

eoul, May 26 (BNA): South Korean luxury car brand Genesis' G80 sedan has earned the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The G80 earned TOP SAFETY PICK+ by qualifying for a wide range of IIHS collision tests, including front crash prevention in vehicle-to-vehicle crashes and pedestrian front crash prevention, the U.S. auto safety organization said Wednesday.

To qualify for the IIHS' highest safety rating, a vehicle has to earn a high score in several test categories, including the driver's side small overlap front, roof strength and front crash prevention, according to South Korean News Agency (Yonhap).

Genesis' two sedans, the G70 and G90, also won the top safety awards from the IIHS in February.

In March, the GV80 sports utility vehicle (SUV) received the top safety award weeks after golf legend Tiger Woods survived a serious crash involving the flagship SUV near Los Angeles.

Hyundai Motor Co. produces luxury SUVs and high-end sedans under its independent Genesis brand.