IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

IIHS rewards new Saab 9-5 Sedan with Top Safety Pick

The Saab 9-5 Sedan has received Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the USA. This means that the car got the best score in the frontal offset, the side impact, the roof strength and the rear crash protection/head restraint tests.

In the new roof-strength test, the 9-5 was able to withstand the highest peak forceeither absolute or relative to its curb weight—of any large luxury sedan. 

In a press release from Saab,  Per Lenhoff, Head of Safety Development at Saab Automobile says:

“We are very pleased with the 9-5’s performance. IIHS is an independent body and the results of their tests are easily accessible and objective information for car buyers. It is therefore important for us to achieve good results in this type of testing. Our main priority, however, will always be to protect real people in real accidents, not just to do well in crash tests. It's the core of our Real-Life Safety philosophy.” 

Earlier Saab has also earned five stars, which is the top score of the EuroNCAP crash test.

Saab's own crash test film clip: