Media Advisory: New Crash Test Results Available on NHTSA's Worldwide Website
January 9, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 9, 2001
Contact: NHTSA, Tim Hurd, (202) 366-9550
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) latest crash test results for 2001 model year vehicles are now available on the agency's worldwide website: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov./
For frontal impact, the Chevrolet Impala four-door, Oldsmobile Aurora four-door, Lincoln Town Car four-door, Lexus RX300 four-door utility, Ford Expedition four-door utility, Ford Ranger extended cab pickup, and the Toyota Tundra extended cab pickup are rated.
For side impact, the Nissan Maxima four-door, Daewoo Leganza four-door, Hyundai Elantra four-door, Chevrolet Venture van, Toyota Sienna van, Ford Explorer four-door utility, and the Nissan Frontier four-door pickup are rated.
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 2001 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.
The crash test information is available at NHTSA's website by clicking on "Crash Tests" under "Popular Information" in the index on the left side of the screen.
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