2011 GC Earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS

Date 2010/6/2 14:32:10 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

In what will no doubt be a long line of honors and awards for the totally re-designed 2011 Grand Cherokee, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earned "Top Safety Pick" status (which is the highest honor it bestows). From the official press release:
The all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee provides consumers with enhanced safety and security, in addition to legendary Jeep capability and a premium driving experience, said Mike Manley, President and CEO Jeep Brand. "With more than 45 different safety and security systems working in harmony including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Roll Mitigation, Active Head Restraints, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and a Blind-Spot/Rear Cross-path detection system our new Jeep Grand Cherokee will allow customers to benefit from a new level of protection, on- and off-road."

Chrysler Group vehicles represent more than 20 percent of the total mid-size SUVs awarded Top Safety Pick status by IIHS to automakers and more than 12 percent of the overall Top Safety Picks in all segments. The awards recognize automobiles with ESC that perform well in the Institute's front-impact, side-impact, rear-impact and new for 2010, roof-strength evaluations.

"Vehicles that earn 'Top Safety Pick' meet the highest standards for crash test performance," said IIHS president Adrian Lund. "This award means that buyers of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee are getting state-of-the-art safety for the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes, and electronic stability control, which our research shows can help prevent crashes altogether."



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