GMC Acadia earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award
Dubai, September 4, 2008
The GMC Acadia, which is among the top 10 best sellers in the Middle East, has won the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick 2008 award.
The GMC Acadia earned the award after meeting the Institute's highest rating for performance in its demanding front, side and rear impacts in addition to providing standard Stabilitrak, an advanced electronic stability control system.
The IIHS test results also apply to the GMC Acadia's sister vehicles, including the Chevrolet Traverse.
The GMC Acadia was last year named “2007 Best Crossover” by Middle East Car magazine.
'The Acadia aced our front, side, and rear crash tests,' said Institute president Adrian Lund in a press release issued out of Detroit.
'While affording buyers state-of-the-art crash protection, the Acadia also includes standard electronic stability control, which safety research shows can help keep drivers out of some crashes altogether.'
This popular luxury crossover SUV provides the capability of an SUV and the smooth ride and handling of a Sedan, along with a continuous safety system that helps protect passengers before, during and after a crash.
'We're pleased to have the IIHS join other automotive and safety authorities in recognition of our crossover vehicles,' said Beth Lowery, vice president, Environment, Energy and Safety Policy for General Motors.
'Along with the IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2009 GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and Saturn Outlook have all received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program's (NCAP) highest rating of 5-stars for both the driver and front passenger in the frontal crash test, and for the driver and rear passenger in the side test.' - TradeArabia News Service