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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hyundai NEXO earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

The Hyundai Nexo has earned a Top Safety Pick+ Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after June 2019. It's also the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that the IIHS has tested.

This is incredible news that shows that hydrogen vehicles can be as safe as any other vehicles on the road. If it didn't score well it could've been disastrous news.


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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 9, 2019 – The 2019 Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after June 2019. The NEXO, which is only available in California, is the first such hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that IIHS has tested. A vehicle such as NEXO would not normally be included in the IIHS routine test schedule, but Hyundai nominated its own NEXO for early testing. Evaluating the NEXO was also beneficial to IIHS, by offering its first early opportunity to evaluate a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

To qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also needs an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating. The NEXO, a midsize premium SUV, has good ratings in all six crashworthiness tests.

Its standard front crash prevention system earned a superior rating. The vehicle avoided collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph track tests and has a forward collision warning system that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria. In addition, NEXO comes with standard high-beam assist, which may automatically switch between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

“Hyundai and its engineering team continue to make vehicles even safer with the addition of active standard safety features, prioritizing cutting-edge safety and convenience at the forefront of the driving experience,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Our NEXO further emphasizes this priority on safety, with generous driver-assistance technologies and excellent passenger protection in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.”
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While this is great, nothing will match up to what we can learn in real world testing. This is only part of what we need to know about safety.
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While this is great, nothing will match up to what we can learn in real world testing. This is only part of what we need to know about safety.
That's fair but results like this can't be understated. Especially since this is the first hydrogen vehicle crash tested.
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That's fair but results like this can't be understated. Especially since this is the first hydrogen vehicle crash tested.
True,
We just can't forget how new everything is here. If Hyundai had experience producing hydro's for many years, I would be so skeptical.
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