Hyundai's Hydrogen-Fueled SUV Earns Top U.S. Safety Rating

  • By Ryu Jung

    August 12, 2019 10:06

    Hyundai's hydrogen-powered Nexo SUV has been named among the safest cars in the U.S.

    The automaker said Sunday the Nexo is the first hydrogen fuel cell car to receive the highest rating of Top Safety Pick + in the annual evaluation of vehicle safety by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

    The evaluation is conducted on "two aspects of safety: crashworthiness -- how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash -- and crash avoidance and mitigation -- technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity," according to the IIHS.

    /Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
    The Nexo received top ratings in all six categories of crashworthiness -- small overlap front (driver side), small overlap front (passenger side), moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints and seats -- as well as for its headlights and front crash prevention in crash avoidance and mitigation.

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