Hyundai Elantra gets 2017 Top IIHS Award


Hyundai has come up with its new car Hyundai Elantra recently. The car is considered as the “safety game” significantly for the year 2017.

Hyundai Elantra has shown structural improvements throughout a month as well as it has come up with new safety features. The car has gained a significant place among the most-crashworthy cars on the road by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The car has received acceptable score in IIHS stringent small overlap front crash test, preventing it from receiving the Top Safety Pick or Plus designation.

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The latest 2017 version have secured a good score in the small overlap front test, as well as in the other four tests, including moderate front overlap, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats.

Moreover, 2017 model also has a superior-rated front crash prevention system as optional equipment and it has received an acceptable score for ease of car seat Latch anchors compared with the previous version's marginal score.

"The earlier model's structure did not fare well in the test, with maximum intrusion into the occupant space of 9 inches," IIHS said in a statement. "In contrast, maximum intrusion in the new Elantra was only 2 inches."

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“Elantra's latest safety rating applies only to 2017 models built after March, when the automaker strengthened the junction between the door sill and hinge pillar, and modified the frontal airbag.” IIHS Said.

A car must earn good ratings across all five crashworthiness evaluations to qualify for a Top Safety Pick Plus designation. The car must also include front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

Currently, Hyundai Elantra is competing with its competitors Honda Civic,  Kia Forte, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus.