Herndon, Virginia – The Volkswagen Passat CC has been named a Top Safety Pick for 2009 by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The award recognizes vehicles that perform best in protecting passengers in the Institute’s front, side and rear crash test evaluations.

“The Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS is a tremendous honour for our CC,” said Mark Barnes, COO of Volkswagen of America. “We are thrilled when organizations like the IIHS recognize the hard work of our engineers who are dedicated to the safety of our customers. This award further validates Volkswagen’s Prevent and Preserve Safety System approach to vehicle safety.”

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