The Car Book Honors Genesis and Sonata With “BEST BET” Awards in the U.S.
· 2016 Model-Year Vehicles Recognized for Meeting the Needs of the American Car Buyer
April 28, 2016 – The Hyundai Genesis and Sonata were honored with The Car Book’s 2016 “BEST BET” distinction. For 36 years, The Car Book has selected vehicles for this recognition based on their response to the performance and safety needs of the American car buyer.
“Hyundai continues to exceed customer expectations in terms of build quality and standard features,” said Jack Gillis, author, The Car Book. “By offering vehicles that respond to the safety and performance needs of today’s consumers, Hyundai continues to make a significant contribution to improving the market choices for the American car buyer.”
The Car Book has been an important guide to help car buyers make smart and sensible decisions. The company evaluates vehicles in nine categories: crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, complaints and insurance, with the heaviest emphasis on safety.
“The BEST BET recognition from The Car Book demonstrates our emphasis on safety and performance with bold styling and advanced technologies across our sedan lineup,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Within the crowded sedan segment today, we strive to deliver cars that are ‘better’ in every aspect, to win over the needs of car buyers—from better safety to better performance. This is a promise we will continue to deliver to our customers.”
The 2016 Genesis is equipped with many advanced safety technology options, including ESC, Lane Departure Warning System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, Lane Change Assist and a rearview camera. In addition, the Genesis includes Sensory Surround Safety Technologies that help driver alertness, focusing on total occupant safety and the safety of other drivers nearby.
The 2016 Sonata added even more safety equipment, making Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) functionality available to models previously equipped with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Standard safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System; a driver’s side blind-spot mirror; seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag; four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with indicators for each tire.