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New Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

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New Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

NHTSA
February 4, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA Media Advisory
Friday, February 4, 2000
Contact: NHTSA, Tim Hurd, (202) 366-9550

The latest crash test results for model year 2000 vehicles are now available on the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) world wide web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Rated for frontal impact are the Daimler-Chrysler LHS four-door, Ford Taurus four-door, Saturn SL four-door, Toyota Camry four-door, Mazda MPV van, Mercury Villager van, and Chevrolet S-10 pickup.

Rated for side impact are the Daimler-Chrysler Caravan van, Chevrolet S-10 pickup Ford F-150 extended pickup, Ford Ranger extended pickup.

For both frontal and side impact, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) reports crash test results in a range of one to five stars, with five stars showing the best crash protection for vehicles. Frontal tests should be compared only within the same weight class.

A fact sheet containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP crash tests results for model year 2000 vehicles is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 1-800-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236); or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590.

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