Genesis Marks European Launch with Euro NCAP Top Ratings for G80 and GV80

In its latest series of crashworthiness and crash avoidance evaluations, Euro NCAP has awarded newcomers Genesis G80 and GV80 the top five-star rating. 

Genesis as a stand-alone brand has finally launched in the European market, having gone on sale in South Korea and the United States some five years earlier. The first two cars from this luxury brand of Hyundai – the G80 sedan and GV80 SUV – both impress with top Euro NCAP safety ratings. With head, chest and centre airbags, the GV80 scores full points for side impact protection, and the G80 is only a fraction of a point behind. Both cars also get full scores for child occupant protection and provide a full array of driver assistance systems to help prevent accidents in the first place. The GV80’s pedestrian protection is some way behind that of the G80 with its active hood, but is enough to secure a five-star rating.

Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP,
“These remain difficult times for the car industry, with the pandemic and semiconductor shortage presenting big challenges. Still, Genesis has managed to bring two cars to the market which offer excellent, all-round robust safety performance. Citroën chalked up a respectable four-star rating for the new C4 models, but still left us with the impression that with some more careful engineering it could have been much better.”
Genesis is the premium brand from the Hyundai Group. This brand has already known a success story in US Market.

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