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2011-04-26 06:54:00

DETROIT, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, achieving "good" scores in four types of crash tests and offering crash-avoiding electronic stability control. The IIHS tests vehicles to determine how well they protect occupants in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and simulated rear impacts to evaluate seat and head restraints for protection...

2011-03-23 09:33:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry trade group at the March meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) unveiled a presentation based on the results of independent studies that demonstrated the quality and safety delivered by competitively produced aftermarket body parts. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/FL14540LOGO) The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) www.autobpa.com presented the results of various data obtained through low- and...

2011-03-09 00:00:29

IMED Mobility has today announced transparent FMVSS safety crash test ratings for wheelchair vans with VMI conversions. Roseville, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011 IMED Mobility has today announced that Vantage Mobility International conversion vans scored high in all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards testing. Transparency in safety scoring is a vital consideration for those purchasing wheelchair vans, and VMI is a leader in providing quality, reliable, durable vehicles for individuals...

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...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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