Japanese and Korean car brands dominate the 2018 list of safest cars

Japanese and Korean car brands dominate the 2018 list of safest cars

Dubai may be one of the safest cities of the world for driving. However, safety has always been on the top of the mind for the average consumer who wishes to enjoy a comfortable drive on the Dubai roads.  The implementation of stringent traffic rules and the presence of high quality roads has failed to reduce the number of car crashes that are caused due to rash and negligent driving.

Since prevention is better than cure, car buyers in Dubai are always looking out for features that will make their journey safe and sound. Considering the availability of the international car models in the Dubai car market, customers are advised to update themselves with the list of most safest cars.

The safest cars of 2018

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of top car models that are entitled for the popular ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ and the ‘Top Safety Pick’ awards.

The complete list of the 15 car models that have won the ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ awards are:

- BMW 5 Series

- Genesis G80

- Genesis G90

- Hyundai Santa Fe

- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

- Kia Forte Sedan

- Kia Soul

- Lincoln Continental

- Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

- Mercedes-Benz GLC

- Subaru Impreza

- Subaru Legacy

- Subaru Outback

- Subaru WRX

- Toyota Camry

With four of its popular models winning the coveted award, Subaru has proved to be a clear winner. Subaru has been one of the popular cars in the Dubai market and its reputation as a safe car will further enhance its image in the Dubai car market. Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Genesis are some of the other cars that have proved their worth as safe cars.

The winners of the Top Safety Pick Award

Besides naming the safest cars, the IIHS has also released the names of other vehicles that have excelled at delivering safety and security.  Mazda3 and Hyundai Elantra are compact sedans that have featured in the list while BMW 3, Audi A4 an Alfa Romeo Guilia are the luxury sedans that have won the safety award.  Some of the other vehicles that have featured in the list are Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Honda Ridgeline, Chrysler Pacificia, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

The list will continue to grow throughout the year and one can expect more Japanese and Korean brands in the list. The car brands from the Far East are already popular in the Dubai car market and the 2018 list of safest cars is sure to bolster their respective brand images.

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