The Hyundai Nexo, a hydrogen gasoline cell SUV first unveiled at CES 2018, has earned a high security award from the Insurance protection Institute for Highway Safety.

The award,introduced Thursday, marks two firsts. The Nexo is the predominant gasoline cell automobile to achieve IIHS’s high security award. Then again, it’s also the predominant gasoline cell automobile IIHS has ever tested.

The end security defend award is for 2019 Hyundai Nexo autos built after June 2019, when the automaker adjusted the headlights to manufacture higher visibility through curves. Any Nexo autos produced ahead of June still obtain excessive marks, but drop immediate of the high award. As an more than just a few, they qualify for IIHS’ second-tier high security award. The Nexo joins utterly different 2019 Hyundai and Kia autos to achieve high security defend awards, including the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Niro hybrid and Kia Soul.

The market for the Nexo is small upright now. Inner the U.S., the brand new automobile, which has a substandard label of $58,300, is extremely finest equipped in California. Deliveries of the automobile to California residents began in December 2018. The automobile has been on hand to potentialities in Korea since early 2018.

On the whole, this kind of restricted automobile wouldn’t be incorporated in IIHS’s routine test time table, the organization said. Hyundai nominated the automobile for checking out. IIHS says it ended up benefiting too on account of it gave the organization an early opportunity to utter a pair of hydrogen gasoline cell automobile.

Earning this high security defend award isn’t easy. A automobile has to achieve excellent-attempting ratings within the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, sensible overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint assessments. It also needs a refined or superior rating for front atomize prevention and a excellent-attempting headlight rating.

The Nexo, a midsize luxurious SUV, has excellent-attempting ratings in all six crashworthiness assessments, IIHS said. The Nexo’s long-established front atomize prevention gadget earned a superior rating. The automobile shunned collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph computer screen assessments and has a forward collision warning gadget that meetsNational Highway Visitors Safety Administrationcriteria, in step with IIHS.

The Nexo would possibly perchance well sooner or later change into more in vogue, and even extinct in fleets. Self-utilizing automobile startup Aurora has been working with Hyundai and Kia for the ideal three hundred and sixty five days to integrate its “Driver” intoHyundai’s Nexo.