Subaru XV Crosstrek

MISSISSAUGA, ON, – Subaru Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that the all-new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top award for good performance in its moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations. This distinction has helped Subaru pick up seven awards in total, enabling the automaker to become the only one earning a 2012 TOP SAFETY PICK for every model it builds. The 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK awards will be released in December of this year.

“Subaru’s 2013 XV Crosstrek joins Subaru’s lineup to target the fast-growing compact crossover segment with its everyday comfort, convenience features, exceptional safety and best-in-class fuel economy,” said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Safety is always top of mind as we aim to inspire confidence and peace of mind on every road in all conditions. Subaru’s ring-shaped reinforcement frame has been proven in more than a decade of use. This design provides excellent protection with the structure increasing cabin rigidity and absorbing impact energy from any direction. Once again, this proprietary design has helped our newest addition earn top honours alongside the rest of Subaru’s lineup.”

Dodge Dart

Windsor, Ont. , Oct 3, 2012  –  The all-new Dodge Dart, with its 10 standard-equipment air bags and one of the auto industry’s highest content-ratios of high-strength steel, has been named a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The first product born of Chrysler Group LLC’s alliance with Fiat S.p.A. recorded the maximum possible rating in each of the four crash tests used by the IIHS to evaluate occupant protection, the primary attribute of a Top Safety Pick. The 2013 Dart achieved a score of “good” in tests that simulate rollover, rear-, side- and moderate-overlap frontal-impacts.

The IIHS rating scale comprises grades of good, acceptable, marginal and poor.

“We had high expectations for the Dart and our engineers delivered,” says Reid Bigland, Dodge-brand President and CEO and Head of U.S. Sales. “Since its launch, the 2013 Dodge Dart has consistently outperformed in the area of fuel efficiency, technology, value for the money and now safety. It is truly a groundbreaking new car.”


Source: Chrysler and Subaru

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