Hyundai Santa Fe Top Performer in Insurance Institute For Highway Safety 40-Mph Crash Test

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hyundai Motor America

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 The Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle earned the highest rating in the
 40-mph frontal offset crash tests conducted recently by the Insurance
 Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  The Santa Fe was given the rating of
 "Good" and heads the list of 10 current small SUVs tested by IIHS.
     Following the testing at the IIHS facilities in Ruckersville, VA the Santa
 Fe was rated above the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 which earned only
 marginal ratings.  In a news release the IIHS said, "The 2001 Hyundai (Santa
 Fe) held up very well in the Institute's 40-mph crash test.  There wasn't much
 intrusion into the occupant compartment, so the space around the dummy was
 maintained well."
     "We are pleased that our new Santa Fe performed so well in the IIHS
 tests," said President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America Finbarr O'Neill.
 "Each new vehicle Hyundai brings to the U.S. market is designed to provide
 customers with the best quality and value in class. We know consumers are very
 concerned with the safety of the vehicle they purchase and we are very proud
 of the rating from the IIHS."
     The IIHS crashworthiness evaluations are based primarily on results of the
 frontal offset crash test.  Each vehicle's overall evaluation is based on
 three aspects of performance: measurements of occupant compartment intrusion,
 injury risk measures from a Hybrid III dummy positioned in the driver's seat
 and analysis of slow-motion film to assess how well the restraint system
 controlled dummy movement during the test.
     Hyundai Motor America, based in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary
 of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.  Hyundai vehicles are distributed in the
 United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
 than 500 Hyundai dealers nationwide.
 
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    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 The Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle earned the highest rating in the
 40-mph frontal offset crash tests conducted recently by the Insurance
 Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  The Santa Fe was given the rating of
 "Good" and heads the list of 10 current small SUVs tested by IIHS.
     Following the testing at the IIHS facilities in Ruckersville, VA the Santa
 Fe was rated above the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 which earned only
 marginal ratings.  In a news release the IIHS said, "The 2001 Hyundai (Santa
 Fe) held up very well in the Institute's 40-mph crash test.  There wasn't much
 intrusion into the occupant compartment, so the space around the dummy was
 maintained well."
     "We are pleased that our new Santa Fe performed so well in the IIHS
 tests," said President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America Finbarr O'Neill.
 "Each new vehicle Hyundai brings to the U.S. market is designed to provide
 customers with the best quality and value in class. We know consumers are very
 concerned with the safety of the vehicle they purchase and we are very proud
 of the rating from the IIHS."
     The IIHS crashworthiness evaluations are based primarily on results of the
 frontal offset crash test.  Each vehicle's overall evaluation is based on
 three aspects of performance: measurements of occupant compartment intrusion,
 injury risk measures from a Hybrid III dummy positioned in the driver's seat
 and analysis of slow-motion film to assess how well the restraint system
 controlled dummy movement during the test.
     Hyundai Motor America, based in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary
 of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.  Hyundai vehicles are distributed in the
 United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
 than 500 Hyundai dealers nationwide.
 
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