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Volkswagen 2010 Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan
Honored With TOP SAFETY PICK Awards From the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
HERNDON, Va., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ Four 2010 Volkswagen models the
brandleading Jetta sedan, the allnew Golf fourdoor, the stylish Passat sedan, and
the nimble Tiguan have each received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
(IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award for 2010: The highest rating possible from the non
profit research organization. The annual award recognizes those vehicles that
perform best in protecting passengers in the Institute's front, side, and rear crash
test evaluations, and the newly required roofstrength test evaluations. The Institute
only tests vehicles with electronic stability control (branded Electronic Stabilization
Program® / ESP® on Volkswagen vehicles), and head protection airbags.
"TOP SAFETY PICKS are the vehicles on the top rung for safety," said IIHS president,
Adrian Lund. "These Volkswagen models are in an elite group that afford the best
protection in the most common kinds of crashes, and have electronic stability control
to keep drivers out of many crashes altogether."
"The safety of our cars is of the utmost concern, from the initial design stages, all
the way through to the maintenance procedures at dealerships," said Mark Barnes,
COO, Volkswagen Group of America. "To have such an important group as the IIHS
recognize not one, but a total of four Volkswagen vehicles with this prestigious award
is a true testament to the care, safety, and precision we strive for with every
Volkswagen we build."
Beyond their funtodrive dynamics and fuelefficient engines, every 2010 model
year Volkswagen vehicle includes, as standard, Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve
Safety System. Composed of more than 40 different features, the Prevent and
Preserve Safety System helps keep drivers and passengers safe during normal
driving conditions, and reduces the severity and consequences of a possible crash.
The Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Tiguan also come standard with an AntiLock Braking
System (ABS), ESP, up to eight airbags (depending on model), and more.
In addition to the Prevent and Preserve Safety System, the entire 2010 Volkswagen
lineup includes the nocharge Carefree Maintenance Program. With it, all of the
scheduled maintenance for the vehicle, as described in its maintenance booklet, is
covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty three years or 36,000 miles,
whichever occurs first.
The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan (starting at $17,605), Golf fourdoor (starting at
$19,190), Passat sedan (starting at $26,995), and Tiguan (starting at $23,200) are
available now at Volkswagen dealerships across the U.S.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.
It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's
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largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Golf fourdoor, GTI, New Beetle, New Beetle
convertible, Jetta sedan, Jetta sedan SportWagen, Eos, Passat sedan, Passat sedan
Wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent
U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standardequipped with Electronic
Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety
technology since the safety belt.
About the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit,
scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses deaths,
injuries, and property damage from crashes on the nation's highways. To learn
more about the IIHS, please visit www.iihs.org.
SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Web site: http://www.vw.com