More than a year ago Hyundai introduced the world to its new entry-level crossover, the sub-compact Hyundai Venue, at the 2019 New York Auto Show.
The Hyundai Venue’s tiny SUV quickly outshines the sub-compact category car above it. Now, Hyundai Venue is awarded the Top Safety Pick 2020 from the United States Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
As reported by the automotive media motor1.com, the award criteria have changed over the years. For this year the conditions required several collision safety and collision prevention metrics to be met.
Prospective IIHS award recipients must also show the results of six different crash tests. For accident prevention, vehicles must have a higher rating for the “vehicle to vehicle” and “vehicle to pedestrian” situations. Car headlights must also have a minimum acceptable rating.
For the Hyundai Venue, it scores higher for accident prevention with standard trim and optional extras. For pedestrian safety, the standard edition Venue gets advanced ratings, which move up to superior rankings, with an optional system in the mix.
The crash rating is rated good and the optional LED projector headlamps are rated an acceptable rating. However, standard lights are only considered marginal due to poor visibility around corners.
If an LED lens is considered standard it could receive an overall Top Safety Pick + award. Automotive news site motor1.com has spent a lot of time with the Hyundai Venue since its launch.
The feature-rich interior is comfortable and impressive for both driver and passenger considering the Venue’s small size. The Venue’s style is considered to stand out in a very competitive segment and is growing every day.