Saturday, 19 December 2015
Mitsubishi Outlander has achieved the highest possible rating in the IIHS tests gaining the Top Safety Pick+.
Chrysler 200 and FIAT 500X both get the top marks in the IIHS tests, with the Top Safety Pick+ achieved.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced the 2016 Chrysler 200 and the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X merit Top Safety Pick+ ratings for 2016.
The 200 mid-size sedan and 500X small crossover also earned the distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS.
Top Safety Pick+ status is contingent on the availability of AEB technology, provided it achieves ratings of “advanced” or “superior,” according to IIHS protocols.
“These results are a clear indication of where we’re headed,” said Mike Dahl, Head of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, FCA-North America. “That this advanced technology is available on these two distinctly different vehicles demonstrates our commitment to continue to incorporate AEB into our vehicle fleet.”
No mainstream auto maker offers the technology in more segments than FCA US LLC. AEB is available in eight FCA US vehicles across five segments:
As featured in FCA US LLC vehicles, AEB blends the benefits of radar with the capabilities of camera systems. This affords greater precision.
AEB technology in the Chrysler 200 is known as Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus. The IIHS gave it a rating of “superior.”
The Fiat 500X system, known as Forward Collision Warning-Plus, earned an “advanced” rating.
The Chrysler 200 and Fiat 500X may be equipped with AEB technology for $31,550 and $28,605, respectively.
IIHS crash tests simulate:
In each, the Chrysler 200 and all-new Fiat 500X recorded the highest-possible score of “good.”
Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that all 2016 Subaru models, have earned the 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+.
The Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A6 Sedan and Audi Q5 crossover earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an independent organization that is one of the most important arbiters of automotive safety in the U.S. market.
The available Driver Assistance package, when equipped, earns the Audi A3 and Q5 an advanced rating for front crash prevention, along with the Audi A6 when built after January 2015. The Driver Assistance package available on all three models includes adaptive cruise control with stop & go functionality, Audi active lane assist and high beam assistant. The A6 also features a top view camera system and the Q5 model includes the Audi parking system plus. The Audi brand continues to address evolving criteria for consumer crash tests as designated by the IIHS by elevating standards of automotive engineering.
IIHS Safety Awards
IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity
To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.
In the area of crash avoidance and mitigation, IIHS assigns vehicles with available front crash prevention systems ratings of basic, advanced or superior, based on the type of system and performance in track tests.