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Delaware Maryland Hyundai Dealer, Preston Hyundai Thrilled to Have IIHS Top Safety Pick


In a series of strenuous tests that include front, side, rear collisions, and rollover, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been named a “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). The 2011 Hyundai Sonata was totally redesigned for the new model year. Many have said that the new Sonata has redefined the mid-size sedan landscape. While building the all new Sonata, Hyundai crash tested the car with the same procedures as the IIHS.

The IIHS’s selection process includes testing a 40 mph frontal offset crash test, side evaluations based on the side of the car getting struck by a barrier moving 31 mph, rear collision tests based on a 20 mph rear collision (this test also includes measurements of head restraint geometry), and a rollover test. The rollover test was more demanding this year as a roof strength test was added to the qualifications. According to guidelines the roof must be more than double the strength of current federal requirements in order to better maintain vehicle integrity in the event of a rollover accident.

However Maryland Delaware Hyundai buyers can rest assured since the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was built from the ground up with safety in mind. Safety features include ultra-high-strength steel body structure, advanced airbag technology (includes 6 airbags within the car), electronic stability control or ESC (a must to be considered a top IIHS safety pick), anti-lock brake system, brake assist, and electronic brake-force distribution. On a further note the IIHS reports that ESC results in 35% fewer vehicle crashes and 30% fewer crash related deaths when the crashes do no involve other vehicles.

“Once I heard about and learned about the 2011 Hyundai Sonata I was excited for the release. Now that it is finally in our lots and is already receiving accolades there are no words to described how satisfied I am to be able to sell the 2011 Hyundai Sonata,” says Ryan Walker, Sales Consultant at Preston Hyundai, “The new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is an amazing car, I think it will be hard for other manufacturers to catch up to it.”

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata has only recently went on sale in the United States. Look to your local Hyundai dealer for more information.

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About Preston Automotive Group

Preston Automotive Group services the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania area with Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Suzuki, Hyundai, and Nissan brands. The auto group carries the largest selection of new and used cars and trucks. Additionally, the dealership services all makes and models, both imported and domestic cars with ASE certified and factory trained technicians.

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Preston Automotive Group
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