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Toyota Prius wins Award for 'Top Safety Pick'


Toyota's flagship hybrid, the Prius, was awarded the prestigious' Top Safety Pick "from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The award was evaluated from the ability of cars that protect occupants during accidents.

After the traffic safety agency (IIHS) conducts a thorough test of the Toyota Prius, hybrid car has the ability to protect occupants during accidents. This may be a combination difficult to surpass the other cars around the world.

Reporting from the official website, the Toyota Prius combines the best fuel efficiency in its class with the ability to protect the passengers when the accident extraordinary to receive the prestigious award.

Award 'Top Safety Pick' only for cars that get the highest score (Good) for each type of crash tests. Value of 'Good' means giving the best protection with the lowest risk of injury.

IIHS dividing the five levels of value, the highest is 'Good', and the lowest 'Poor'. Toyota Prius managed to get the highest score for front crash test, side, rollover, and rear. That's because the Prius is equipped with standard features electronic stability programs to prevent oversteer and understeer.

2011 Toyota Prius is equipped with seven airbags are scattered throughout the interior. These airbags are equipped with sophisticated equip seatbelt pre-tensioner and force limiter. This seatbelt will attract passengers to the back of the seat during an impact and a moment later after the collision is done, pull it off to reduce the risk of injury to the sternum.

Not only that, the series hybrid car is also equipped with Toyota's Star Safety System. This feature is to protect the passengers to avoid accidents.

Features Star Safety System consists of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Stop Smart Technology (SST) .

As is known, IIHS is an independent non-profit agency funded by a consortium of insurance companies. The result of test is considered more representative of real world and made reference to the manufacturer in designing security cars.



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Posted by Dwi Anggono on Thursday, June 09, 2011. Filed under , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Feel free to leave a response

1 comments for "Toyota Prius wins Award for 'Top Safety Pick'"

  1. By winning Top Safety Pic award is a great thing for Toyota. My heartiest congratulation to this great car manufacturer.

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