New AL-built Hyundai Santa Fe earns top safety honor

New AL-built Hyundai Santa Fe earns top safety honor
Representatives from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety visited Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Friday morning to announce the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Accent as a TOP SAFETY PICK. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Hyundai’s new Santa Fe SUV is being recognized and honored for its safety.

Representatives from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety visited Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Friday morning to announce the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Accent as a TOP SAFETY PICK.

This announcement positions Hyundai as the brand with the most combined TSP+ and TSP-rated vehicles in the automotive industry.

A trophy was presented to Hyundai at a press event Friday morning. The Montgomery plant is where the Santa Fe is assembled. Hyundai officially kicked off production of the 2019 Santa Fe back in June.

The company says consumer demand has shifted to SUVs so it has upped its production of the Santa Fe.

Representatives from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety visited Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Friday morning to announce the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Accent as a TOP SAFETY PICK. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Representatives from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety visited Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Friday morning to announce the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Accent as a TOP SAFETY PICK. (Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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