The 2015 Hyundai Genesis has just been cited by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as having earned their Top Safety Pick+ rating. The said rating makes the 2015 Genesis the only first and only rear-wheel drive vehicle in its class that has done so.

IIHS rates vehicles in a moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover test. It also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impact collisions.

Furthermore, IIHS evaluates the vehicle’s front crash prevention system that prevents a crash or lessen its severity.

“The Top Safety Pick+ designation recognizes state-of-the-art safety. The new Genesis is not only engineered to protect people when crashes happen, but with its optional automatic emergency braking system rated superior in our tests, this car can help drivers avoid some of the most common kinds of collisions altogether,” said IIHS president, Adrian Lund.

Mike O’Brien, Vice President, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America said the recognition from the IIHS reinforces Genesis to deliver advanced safety performance.

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis

“IIHS Top Safety Pick+ are important ratings in vehicle crash test safety. Genesis’ Top Safety Pick+ recognition further reinforces its segment leadership in delivering advanced safety performance and technology as well as a host of world-class active and passive safety features,” said O’Brien.

The 2015 Genesis includes safety features such as, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Blind-Spot Detection system (BSD) and more.

Recently, Hyundai did a blind test drive that showcases the safety features of the 2015 Genesis.

Watch the video to see the 2015 Hyundai Genesis in a small-overlap test.