Real-Life Safety Test For New Genesis Coupe
Genesis Coupe went on sale in South Korea last month and many people already had an opportunity to test drive the Hyundai’s latest sports-car.
Those not used to a rear-wheel-drive vehicles with as much power as the new Genesis coupe packs (up to 310 horsepower), should be warned to play (drive) carefully with this toy or else they may get involved in an accident like it showcased here.
As you can see at the images here, a driver of a brand-new Hyundai Genesis Coupe lost control while driving along the street and crashed into a concrete street light barrier, leaving front of the car completely smashed.
With front-left wheel falling off and so much damage, the Genesis Coupe had been totaled. We don’t know what happened to the driver, but hopefully he is in a good condition and not injured!
Genesis coupe airbags
Now, many car-blogs have noticed that the crash was bad enough for airbags to deploy. But they didn’t. And many of them quietly question whether the safety of the new Genesis sports car is up to the latest international standards.
We don’t want to exclude anything, but most probably those who think like that are wrong.
Let us tell you a few reasons why we think so.
First of all, we are 100% confident that Hyundai is very well aware of that they can not release an unsafe vehicle to the market.
They have invested some big money into the Genesis line-up development so, we doubt they would try to save some cash on the safety of their cars.
Each and every Hyundai car meets latest safety and crash test trends with most of Hyundais achieving even better crash-test results than their more expensive rivals.
Rigid body structure
Second, if you take a look at the pictures, you can see that Genesis Coupe has a very rigid body structure.
Although front-end of the vehicle had been completely smashed, the rest of the car, which contains a safety cage, has retained it’s shape.
So, even if airbags didn’t deploy and driver was wearing a seat-belt, then he/she should not have had major injuries.
Genesis coupe crash pictures
Third… we are not an airbag and seatbelt experts, but have read some comments on other blogs and people who seem to know more about that industry, have said the person driving Genesis Coupe did not use drivers seat-belt.
If he did, the airbags would deploy.
The most advanced airbags only work in conjunction with seat belts and only deploy if seat-belts are used.
So, next time when you take your Genesis ride for a spin, make sure to fasten your seat-belt.
In case of the worst scenario, it might, together with deployed airbags, save your life! (photos: bobaedream)
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