Hyundai’s award-winning 2023 IONIQ 6 electric vehicle has been awarded a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in America. The IONIQ 6 was recognised for meeting the more-stringent IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations and front-crash prevention systems designed to protect pedestrians both during day and night.
This latest accomplishment reinforces Hyundai’s commitment to driver and pedestrian safety.
“At Hyundai, ensuring customer safety is foundational to our brand and at the centre of what we do,” said Brian Latouf, global chief safety officer of the Hyundai Motor Company.
“We believe in providing customers with a safe experience while on their journey. Through our extensive development in safety engineering and technology integration, we are able to meet the stringent TSP+ testing requirements recently instituted by IIHS. We are extremely proud that the 2023 IONIQ 6 has achieved such a significant safety accolade for as doing so furthers Hyundai’s pursuit of industry leadership in IIHS awards.”
To qualify for the top safety pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, original moderate overlap front and updated side crash tests.
For the lower-tier top safety pick award, an ‘Acceptable’ rating in the updated side test is enough, and vehicles need to demonstrate ‘Advanced’ or ‘Superior’ performance only in the daytime pedestrian test.
“It’s exciting to see the IONIQ 6, Hyundai’s newest electric vehicle, obtain the highest level of safety,” said David Harkey, president of the IIHS. “Making sure safety continues to be a priority in alternatively powered vehicles is critical if we are going to achieve the vision of zero traffic fatalities.”