SAFEST CARS FOR 2018 ANNOUNCED

World Car News #Update! 

Safety is a paramount issue and must be put first and above any other thing.  That is why controlling bodies of the autoworld run series of tests across all car brands and models to check if the safety measures are intact before they are released  into the automarket. In light of this, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, a non-profit organisation financed by the insurance industry doled out top ratings to sixty-two cars in their recent annual evaluations in order to help car users easily identify the safest cars.

The award is divided into two. The first is the Top Safety Pick Plus award which is the highest designation awarded to cars that offer advanced level of safety. Fifteen cars were found in this category in which Hyundai Motors- owners of Kia, Hyundai and Genesis clinched six of them. Subaru follows the feat closely with four in this category. Of all seven Subaru cars released in 2018, only one did not get in either categories of the safety awards. The second category is the basic Top Safety Pick award which constitutes the remaining 47 cars of which Toyota has 10 making it the automaker with the most patent in the second category.

Both award categories require an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention, as well as good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. In addition, to qualify for Top Safety Pick plus, cars must be rated good for headlights and good or acceptable in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test. Headlights also factor into the second-tier award: a good or acceptable rating is required. The institute said it developed the passenger-side small overlap front crash test “after it became clear that some manufacturers weren’t paying sufficient attention to the passenger side as they made improvements to achieve better performance in the driver-side” test.

Other cars that won the awards are the BMW 5 Series, Lincoln Continental, Mercedes Benz E-Class, Mercedes Benz GLC.

 

Supporting articles:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2017/12/07/safest-cars-for-2018-announced-hyundai-and-subaru-lead-the-pack/#410956e7a7d5

 

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