Are Genesis cars and SUVs safe?
After Tiger Woods crashed a Genesis GV80 SUV in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, causing devastating leg injuries, the safety of the little-known luxury brand made by Korean automaker Hyundai was thrust into the spotlight.
On social media, some people speculated that the SUV’s safety features may have saved the golf legend’s life, given that authorities said he was traveling at a high speed. Others questioned whether the vehicle should have done a better job of protecting Woods.
Independent assessments of Genesis vehicles have given them high marks for safety.
“Genesis vehicles, as well as other models from its parent company Hyundai Motor Group, have generally performed quite well in our safety tests, which include crashworthiness, crash avoidance and headlight evaluations,” Joseph Young, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said in an email.
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