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Amongst the recent news of Genesis GV70 electric being spied in snow, the other news comes out around the bigger cousin. The 2021 Genesis GV80 crash that involved the golfing legend, Tiger Woods. During the crash investigations, LA County Sheriff pointed out in a recent conference that Woods was lucky to be alive and was able to come out of the SUV with only leg injuries. A miracle he called it. While it has been said time and again that seatbelts save lives, this time, they actually did.
Tiger Woods had fastened the seatbelt and was driving at a fairly high speed his snazzy new SUV. Tiger Woods and car crashes have an entire history going back in time, but none of them had been so catastrophic. What saved the day and Tiger were the 10 airbags that Genesis has fitted in the 2021 GV80. This has gotten a lot of attention to the South Korean manufacturer Genesis which is also the title sponsor of the PGA tournament. Adding to the amazement, quite recently Genesis was also in the news for the fact that PGA tour rookie Tae-Hoon Kim did a hole-in-one and won the G80 sedan.
In the recent crash, Woods was driving the 2021 GV80 for promotional purposes. And 2021 Genesis GV80 is one of the freshest offerings from the automaker. Hence, it has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS yet which means that it does not have any safety rating. That being said, Genesis as an automaker has set the precedent for safety since all of its vehicles have been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, especially the G90 and G70. The 2021 G80 and 2021 GV80 are also on their way to be following suit for the safety ratings we hope.
That being said, the topic at hand. What exactly were the features that helped Tiger Woods to escape from the accident with only leg injuries. Despite the car being a total loss post the crash (as can be seen in the pictures above), it had more than enough safety tech implemented as a standard to keep the legend safe in the crash. The great level of quality and construction has shone a light on the company’s safety regime. The standout safety features that kept Tiger Woods safe in his catastrophic crash are:
- 10 airbags
- World’s first Front center airbag
- Driver-assistance systems including cameras and sensors
- Smart Cruise Control (SSC)
- Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
- Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS)
- Evasive Steering Torque Assist (ESA)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
- Lane Follow Assist (LFA)
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
By the images, it is quite clear that the crash was bad, but that Woods is all-fine and up tells where the technologies have come and how they save us. The 2021 Genesis GV80 starts at $48,900 and is backed by a lot of safety tech even in the base trim. A perfect example of no publicity is bad publicity, the 2021 Genesis GV80 inadvertently marketed its safety suite without actually going the extra mile for the same.