Five vehicles in Acura's current line-up have garnered an IIHS 2012 TOP
SAFETY PICK rating
MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The all-new 2013 Acura ILX has
received the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS award
recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting vehicle
occupants involved in front, side and rear crashes, plus rollover
performance based on ratings in the Institute's tests.
The all-new 2013 ILX, along with the 2013 RDX and 2012 TL, MDX, and TSX
have all earned IIHS 2012 TOP SAFETY PICK ratings and the highest
possible score of GOOD in all four Institute tests, including the rigorous roof-strength test.
All models in the current Acura line up utilize the Advanced
Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. ACE is an exclusive body design that enhances occupant
protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes. The ACE design
utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash
energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced
frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred
to the passenger compartment.
Further, standard safety equipment on all Acura models includes Vehicle
Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual-stage/multiple-threshold
front airbags, front-side airbags with passenger side Occupant Position
Detection System (OPDS), side curtain airbags for all outboard seating
positions, front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load
limiters, and Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
Acura's belief in "Safety Through Innovation" is the foundation for the
brand's commitment to leadership in safety— and excellent safety is a
paramount element in every new vehicle that Acura builds. Acura's goal
is for all models to provide a high level of safety regardless of size
or the price of the vehicle.
Additional ways to connect with Acura:
Media Information: www.acuranews.ca
Consumer Information: www.acura.ca
Image with caption: "The all-new 2013 Acura ILX has received the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Acura's belief in "Safety Through Innovation" is the foundation for the brand's commitment to leadership in safety - and excellent safety is a paramount element in every new vehicle that Acura builds. (CNW Group/Acura Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120912_C6131_PHOTO_EN_17784.jpg
SOURCE: Acura Canada
For further information:
Maki Inoue (905) 888-4416
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