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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...

2010-12-22 06:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Kia Motors Corporation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=bf3bb81f-d5d5-4c37-a09c-cb4749d2f2eb&lr=ls 2011 Kia Optima named "Top Safety Pick" by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Building on the momentum of Kia's growing lineup of new generation vehicles, the all-new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan has received the highest possible crash safety rating of "Good" in all four tests conducted by the...

2010-12-01 12:00:00

DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- If a crash test dummy could talk, what would it say? And would we understand what it was saying? At General Motors' Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) lab, new hyper-tech dummies talk in hyper-speed, recording and transmitting crash data 10,000 times a second. Two-hundred crash test dummies of all shapes and sizes are wired with 70-80 sensors each that tell safety engineers exactly how much and what kind of forces they endure during crash tests. The...

2010-11-24 04:17:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=818c8c95-63dd-4a2f-96d8-d210c8461a03&lr=ls# Euro NCAP releases the crash test results for fourteen cars, including the first Chinese-manufactured vehicle. Euro NCAP's other top scorers with five star results are the Audi A1, the BMW Mini Countryman, the Ford C-MAX and Ford Grand C-MAX, the Kia Sportage, the Opel/Vauxhall Meriva, the new Seat Alhambra,...

2010-11-11 18:30:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) best-possible Overall Vehicle Score(1) of five stars, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/HONDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100923/HONDALOGO) Helping the Accord achieve the top score were five-star ratings for overall frontal crash safety, overall side...

2010-10-08 15:00:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest government ranking under the agency's New Car Assessment Program, to the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata withstood the agency's more rigorous 2011 testing procedures to receive the top safety rating. Sonata is built from the ground up with safety in mind, with a hot stamped ultra-high-strength steel body structure,...

2010-10-05 10:30:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest government ranking under the agency's New Car Assessment Program, to the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata withstood the agency's more rigorous 2011 testing procedures to receive the top safety rating. Sonata is built from the ground up with safety in mind, with a hot stamped ultra-high-strength steel body structure,...


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