The Korea Herald website reports, “Hyundai Motor Group said Thursday it has earned the most safety pick awards from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), beating rivals such as Volkswagen and Volvo.”

“Eleven models from the South Korean automotive group garnered the Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) awards and 10 models obtained the Top Safety Pick (TSP) awards, Hyundai said in a statement.”

“The group has Hyundai Motor Co., its independent Genesis brand, and affiliate Kia Corp., under its wing.”

“The 11 TSP+ winners are Hyundai’s Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade SUVs, and the Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle; Genesis’ G70, G80, G90 sedans, GV70 and GV80 SUVs; Kia’s K5 sedan and Stinger sports car.”

“The 10 TSP models are Hyundai’s Venue subcompact, Elantra (or Avante) compact, Sonata sedan, Santa Cruz SUV; Kia’s soul box car, Seltos subcompact, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride SUVs and Carnival minivan.”

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