2021 Genesis G80 Sets New Safety Standards For Luxury Sedans

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The luxury sedan has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award by the IIHS.

The Genesis GV80 is one of the safest luxury SUVs on the road. If you need proof, the SUV's rigidity and advanced safety tech saved Tiger Woods' life when the GV80 he was driving overturned in a serious crash.

The GV80's incredible safety standards were recognized by the Institute for Highway Safety, which awarded it the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating. Now, the GV80's sedan sibling, the Genesis G80, has earned the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award for 2021. This means every model in the 2021 Genesis lineup including the GV80 SUV, G70 sport sedan, and G90 flagship sedan has received the highest safety rating by the IIHS.

When you consider the amount of standard safety tech it's equipped with, it's no surprise that the 2021 Genesis G80 earned the Top Safety Pick+ award.

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As many as ten airbags, including a center-side airbag, protect occupants in the event of a crash. Every 2021 Genesis model is also equipped with a suite of advanced driver assists including forward collision avoidance-assist with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and blind-spot collision warning. The 2021 Genesis G80 also rides on a new, more rigid platform offering better protection for the passenger compartment in a crash.

"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 Center Airbag in a G80, we are proud that G80's design effectively protects its occupants and performed well in the IIHS tests."

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The G80 earned "good" ratings in all six IIHS crash tests, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. Its standard front crash prevention system also avoided collisions at 12 and 25 mph and avoided hitting the pedestrian dummy "or slowed substantially to mitigate the force of impact at low and higher speeds" in tests simulating pedestrian accidents. The LED projector headlights that are equipped as standard on all trims also earned an "acceptable" rating. but the IIHS notes that earlier G80s require an adjustment to the headlights to qualify for the award. Affected owners have been notified and will be invited to have their headlights adjusted at their local dealer free of charge.

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