Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 Earns Top IIHS Safety Rating

The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 electric vehicle has recently received the prestigious TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This rating is the highest accolade from IIHS for vehicle safety.

Why It Matters

With the IONIQ 6 meeting the enhanced IIHS crashworthiness evaluations and excelling in front-crash prevention mechanisms designed for pedestrian protection both day and night, Hyundai solidifies its commitment to ensuring the safety of both drivers and pedestrians. Such accolades are not just an affirmation of Hyundai’s safety efforts but also underscore the company’s dedication to upholding the highest safety standards in the electric vehicle segment.

Key Points

  • Recognition Parameters: The IONIQ 6 passed stringent IIHS tests related to crashworthiness and front-crash prevention.
  • Commitment to Safety: Brian Latouf, global chief safety officer at Hyundai Motor Company, emphasized Hyundai’s foundational commitment to customer safety and pride in meeting the IIHS’s rigorous TSP+ requirements.
  • TSP+ Criteria for 2023: Vehicles must obtain good ratings in multiple front and side tests, have either “Acceptable” or “Good” headlights as a standard feature across all models, and possess an advanced front-crash prevention system effective both during the day and night.

Bottom Line

The achievement of the 2023 IONIQ 6 not only highlights Hyundai’s ongoing efforts in safety innovation but also demonstrates the growing emphasis on safety in the electric vehicle industry. David Harkey, the president of IIHS, applauds the IONIQ 6’s achievement, emphasizing the importance of safety in alternatively powered vehicles as part of the vision to achieve zero traffic fatalities.


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