2013 Encore Receives IIHS, NHTSA Safety Accolades

Posted on 03. Jun, 2013 by in GM Canada

2013 Encore Receives IIHS, NHTSA Safety Accolades

All 5 models in oppulance brand’s salon now share IIHS Top Safety Pick designation






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DETROIT – The 2013 Encore luxury tiny crossover brings a smaller footprint and high potency to a Buick showroom, though a brand’s newest indication maintains a fasten to safety, fasten all other stream Buicks as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick. The Encore with all-wheel expostulate also perceived a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for reserve from a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

With each indication pity a IIHS designation, Buick is one of only a few brands with a full line of 2013 Top Safety Picks. The Verano, Regal, LaCrosse and Enclave all have a NHTSA 5-star altogether rating.

The IIHS tests vehicles to establish passenger insurance in front, side, and rollover crashes, and privately tests seats and conduct restraints for neck insurance in back impact crashes. To acquire a 2013 Top Safety Pick designation, a car contingency be rated “good” in all 4 tests.

NHTSA tests for a 5-star reserve ratings module embody front, side and rollover testing, along with a side stick exam simulating a 20-mph (32 km) side-impact pile-up into a 10-inch (25 cm) hole stick or tree during a 75-degree angle only behind a A-pillar on a driver’s side. 

The Encore has 10 customary atmosphere bags, a customary Rear Vision Camera and a certainty of OnStar – a multiple unmatched by any competitor. In a rollover crash, sensors in a car muster customary conduct screen atmosphere bags before to impact and leave them arrogant for an extended period.

Encore’s modernized physique structure is comprised of some-more than 60 percent high-strength steel that provides a protecting reserve enclosure around occupants. Other reserve measures embody customary four-wheel front brakes with ABS, panic stop override, StabiliTrak electronic fortitude control, and a collapsible pedal complement that reduces a risk of leg injury.

Available active reserve facilities for a 2013 Encore embody Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, a span of technologies that use a singular forward-looking camera to review trade patterns and line markers on a highway ahead. Visual warnings and heard tones warning a motorist to unsignalled line changes or a slowed vehicle.

“Safety is a tip priority in Buick’s product renaissance, as evidenced by receiving these latest reserve accolades for Encore,” pronounced Gay Kent, GM executive executive of Vehicle Safety. “Our business can have certainty in a reserve opening of each Buick for sale today.”

Buick is a complicated oppulance code charity vehicles with sculpted designs, lush interiors and courteous personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new business with a portfolio of award-winning oppulance models, including a Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal competition sedan, Buick Verano sedan and a all-new Encore crossover. Learn some-more about Buick cars and crossovers during www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Pinterest or during www.facebook.com/buick

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