Lexus model wins top safety award
Manama, June 2, 2011
The all-new Lexus CT200h has earned a top safety award from an independent and non-profit US-based organisation that aims to reduce losses resulting from crashes on highways.
The “Top Safety Pick” is the highest safety designation awarded by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
To qualify for the award, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of “good” in the IIHS’ front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations and be equipped with electronic stability control.
According to Lexus, the body structure of the CT200h plays a key role in the fundamental safety characteristics. To help protect the driver and passengers, the body is designed to be strong but strategically resilient to help absorb and distribute energy in the event of a crash.
High-strength steel components are carefully located in the body structure to help ensure strength in key areas, a company statement said.
The CT 200h incorporates a standard eight-airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with dual-stage front airbags and knee airbags for driver and front passenger, side curtain airbags, and front side airbags to help protect front and rear passengers in certain types of severe frontal or side collisions, the statement said.
The front passenger’s twin-chamber airbag helps disperse the forces applied to the passenger immediately after deployment. Additionally, front seatbelts incorporate pretensioners with force limiters to help protect occupants in the event of certain severe frontal collisions, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service
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