Nissan Leaf Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

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The new all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf has earned the “Top Safety Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Assembled in the United States, the company’s new electric vehicle achieved the organization’s highest rating of “Good” in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests.

"Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan and the 'Top Safety Pick’ designation by IIHS reflects the design and innovation that have gone into this car to make it a practical, no-compromise electric vehicle," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing. “The new, US-assembled 2013 Nissan LEAF provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security at prices competitive with gas-powered cars in a fun-to-drive package."

The new Nissan Leaf comes with several safety features as standard, including Advanced Air Bag System, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts or the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system. In addition, the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are also offered as standard technologies on all Leaf models.

By achieving IIHF’s “Top Safety Pick” rating, the Nissan Leaf joined Nissan Altima and Infiniti M37/M56 on the list of 2013 Top Safety Picks.
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