Latest Crash test Stories

2011-08-02 10:20:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crash test ratings help consumers find the vehicles that afford the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes. Now, car shoppers can look up results of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests from anywhere.

2011-07-06 11:35:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted special exemptions for Terrafugia's Transition® flying car to be legally driven on roads.

2011-06-16 10:04:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saab 9-5 Sedan earned the "Top Safety Pick," the highest rating for crashworthiness in the United States today by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS, www.iihs.org), a research and communications organization funded by auto insurers in the US. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/DE21325) IIHS performs full tests for front impact (offset) and side impact crashes.

2011-06-13 00:00:29

Hyundai’s all-new Elantra has been awarded the highest rating for car safety in all test categories by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US, adding to the numerous awards won by the new Elantra. (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has awarded the new Hyundai Elantra a “TOP SAFETY PICK”, achieving the highest rating of “Good” in all crash test categories including front, side, rollover and rear...

2011-05-25 04:55:00

ROLLE, Switzerland, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First 100% Electric Vehicle Ever Awarded Five Stars The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the 100% electric Nissan LEAF the highest level of car safety following its performance in the independent organization's stringent crash tests.

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.

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.

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.

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