Genesis GV80 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for 2021
The Genesis GV80 has been getting a lot of praise lately for its crashworthiness, after Tiger Woods survived what appeared to be a horrific rollover incident while driving one on February 23rd. This week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV has been designated as TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) for 2021, a fact that Tiger Woods is no doubt grateful for. To qualify for Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. It must be available with front crash prevention that earns a superior or advanced rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations and also come with good or acceptable headlights across all trim levels and packages.
With a standard front crash prevention system that earns superior ratings in both evaluations and standard acceptable-rated LED projector headlights, the first SUV in the Genesis lineup meets all those requirements. “Winning the IIHS TSP+ award for GV80 demonstrates the exceptional safety performance and design of our vehicle,” said Brian Latouf, Chief Safety Officer of Genesis Motor North America. “The GV80 body structure was engineered with energy absorbing front and rear crumple zones and high strength structural load paths to maintain occupant compartment integrity during severe crash impacts. The GV80 structural safety design protects occupants with the seatbelt systems, pre-tensioners and 10 airbags including a new front seat center airbag that deploys between the driver and front seat passenger. We are proud that the GV80 design effectively protects its occupants and performed well in the IIHS tests.”