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2011-03-07 14:13:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent testing, the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) designation as a "Top Safety Pick" for achieving "Good" ratings for front, side, rollover, and rear impact protection. "Safety is a top priority for MINI, and we are very pleased that the Countryman performed so well in the Institute's safety tests," said Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA. "These results reinforce the...

2011-03-03 05:45:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Kia Motors Corporation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=5d31df0d-a39c-4b27-bb9c-374b75621e81 The all-new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan has achieved an overall five-star crash safety rating - the highest possible score - after attaining five stars in each of the overall ratings categories in the latest crash tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA. Already a recipient of a...

2011-03-01 03:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=89c6ccf6-6e27-40a5-9937-38f325439a49 New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes -- with deadly consequences. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger...

2011-02-23 06:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get videos and stills from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=7f3c708c-293a-4525-9345-daf70b3a6245# Euro NCAP announces the outcome of its first assessment of an electric plug-in vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The car's creditable four star rating shows that safety does not need to be compromised in zero-emissions vehicles. The i-MiEV shares its rating with its twin models, the Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot...

2011-02-02 07:07:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=807ae4e3-ba29-4edb-a28d-878e9cb728cb Euro NCAP announces the five best performing cars of 2010. Last year, Euro NCAP crash tested twenty nine vehicles, 65 % of which reached the five star rating, compared to 90 % in 2009. This decrease of 25% clearly shows that Euro NCAP's criteria to reach a five stars are now tougher. While Euro NCAP's poorest results of...

2011-01-28 04:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=807ae4e3-ba29-4edb-a28d-878e9cb728cb&lr=ls# Euro NCAP announces the five best performing cars of 2010. Last year, Euro NCAP crash tested twenty nine vehicles, 65 % of which reached the five star rating, compared to 90 % in 2009. This decrease of 25% clearly shows that Euro NCAP's criteria to reach a five stars are now tougher. While Euro NCAP's poorest...

2011-01-27 11:12:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) best-possible Overall Vehicle Score(1) of five stars and is one of the first two vehicles ever to earn five stars in each seating position for all three crash tests, each crash test category and the overall rating, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. The Odyssey joins the 2011 Accord Sedan as one of the few vehicles to date...

2011-01-19 03:39:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=45f54ddb-311a-4ea4-82ec-0253996d496a Drivers of vehicles that perform well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's side-impact crash test are much less likely to die in a real-world left-side crash than drivers of vehicles that do poorly, a new analysis finds. The study includes only passenger vehicles with side airbags,...

2010-12-23 12:31:00

DETROIT, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earned five-star crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), further building on the vehicle's safety record in markets around the world. The Cruze was tested under NHTSA's revised New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) implemented this fall for the 2011 model year. The rating is based on more rigorous frontal and side crash tests in addition to rollover resistance testing. Under the new...

2010-12-22 08:00:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that for the second consecutive year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized it as the only automotive manufacturer with a 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK winner in every vehicle class in which it competes. The test results cap a year in which Subaru is poised to announce its best-ever sales record. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO ) "We know our customers...