|Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group|
By Kim Hyun-bin
Hyundai Motor Group’s EV platform, E-GMP, was rated at the highest safety level, receiving the top grades in all major global crash tests, the automaker said, Sunday.
According to the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the IONIQ 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60 have obtained the highest grade of “Top Safety Pick Plus” (TSP+) in the crash evaluation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
IIHS is renowned for conducting some of the world’s most demanding crash test evaluations. IIHS announced the results of the crash evaluations of three types of electric cars exclusively for Hyundai Motor Group this year.
In the case of the Genesis G80, which received the TSP+ rating, it received the highest level of “good” in the categories of: driver’s seat small overlap, passenger seat small overlap, frontal collision, side collision, roof stiffness and head support.
In addition, it was rated “advanced” or higher in the front collision avoidance system test, and “acceptable” or higher in the headlamp evaluation. HMG announced that a total of 15 models, including internal combustion engine vehicles, received the TSP+ rating.
The models that have obtained the TSP+ rating include: Hyundai Tucson, Palisade, Santa Fe, Nexo, Kia EV6, K5, Stinger, and Genesis G90, G80, G70, GV80 and GV70.
In addition, the group explained that HMG’s IONIQ 5 received the highest rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) last year, followed by the EV6 and GV60 in May and September, and the IONIQ 6 in November this year.
Meanwhile, HMG released a video online on YouTube and other sites on the same day that contains its history of safety development, starting with the first-generation platform in the late 2000s and ending with the current E-GMP. The video is composed of 3D animations and conveys the changes in the body design of major parts in an easy-to-understand sequence.
“E-GMP is equipped with innovative features such as the world’s first multi-quick charging system and two-way V2L, and we have made every effort for safety, which is the basic technology of the automobile platform,” an official from Hyundai Motor Group said. “We will continue to focus our capabilities to develop the best products based on the philosophy of putting customer safety first.”
Source: Korea Times