ROME, Italy (December 14th, 2010) – SicurAUTO.it, website founded in 2000 and mainly dedicated to road safety, announced the winners of the first "SicurAUTO SafeBuy".
In this award project, SicurAUTO.it has been supported by DEKRA, European leader for services in the automotive area and which operates in Italy through a network of 700 car review centres. Infiniti FX has established itself as the safest car among large SUV. Overall, 6 vehicles deserved the award in their respective segments of the market:
Large SUV - Infiniti FX
Premium Sedan - BMW 5 series
Compact - Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Minicars - Toyota IQ
Medium - Honda Accord
Small SUV - Volvo XC60
Small car - Toyota Verso
For this very first edition of "SicurAUTO SafeBuy", nominees were chosen from among those which have earned the 5-star according to the new EuroNCAP evaluation criteria, over the period 2009-2010 and by last Oct. 15.
Only basic version of the considered vehicles have been taken into account and scores have been assigned depending on the presence of: SBR front and rear passenger side airbags, airbags for front and rear, Bluetooth devices, voice commands, speed limitation devices, advanced systems, and so on.
In fact, the aim of "SicurAUTO SafeBuy" award is to stimulate car manufacturers operating in the Italian market in order to get richer safety equipments from the entry level versions of their models. Aim of the award is not, however, replacing the major evaluation EuroNCAP which remains a main reference also in SicurAUTO.it’s safety evaluation.
• Infiniti comes from Japan. Its line-up of performance sedans, coupés, convertibles, SUVs and crossovers is now being launched across the globe through a dedicated network of Infiniti Centres or dealerships which share a commitment to individualised and exceptional customer service. For more information, see Infiniti.com
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For further information, please contact:
M: +44 7768 802176
Gabriella De Paolis
T: +39 069 080 8486
M: +39 349 228 5973
Direttore de SicurAUTO.it
T: +39 347 751 5370
Direttore Comunicazione di Dekra
T: +39 02 899 29 329
M: +39 335 181 7074