The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced that the all-new 2021 Genesis G80 executive sedan has been designated as Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) for 2021.
With this designation, the G80 completes the 2021 Genesis lineup sweep of top honours, joining the GV80 SUV, G70 sport sedan and G90 flagship sedan. This marks the third year in a row that the G80 has earned top honours along with the G70 and G90, all having received Top Safety Pick+ designations in 2019, 2020, and 2021, according to a press statement issued in Doha by Skyline Automotive, a Jaidah Group company and the official distributor of Genesis in Qatar.
“At Genesis, the customer is at the core of everything we do, and safety is our top priority,” said Mark Del Rosso, president and CEO of Genesis Motor North America. “With this Top Safety Pick+ designation from IIHS, we are pleased that the G80 joins our award-winning line-up of vehicles that places customer safety first.”
All Genesis models are equipped with a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance and safety technologies, including Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and more. Each vehicle in the Genesis line-up offers sure-footed handling thanks to the rigid chassis construction that ensures firm stability even under the most challenging driving conditions, the statement notes.
“This IIHS TSP+ award for the G80 executive sedan, in addition to the three previous TSP+ designations awarded earlier this year, demonstrates the exceptional safety performance and design of our entire vehicle line-up,” said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer of Genesis Motor North America. “With a number of new advancements and improvements for the 2021 model year, including the first-ever centre airbag in a G80, we are proud that the G80’s design effectively protects its occupants and performed well in the IIHS tests.”
The 2021 Genesis G80 is equipped with the latest in safety and driver assistance technologies, such as 10 standard airbags, including one of the only centre-side airbags on the market, further protecting front cabin occupants in the event of a collision; Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Junction Crossing and Turning, mitigating the risk of impacts when turning or crossing through an intersection; Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, helping reduce the chance of potential impact with a moving vehicle, upon departing a parallel parking spot; and an all-new platform – with strong focus on safety – including passenger compartment protection and reinforcement areas with use of advanced high strength steel for rigidity and safety.