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2013 Nissan Altima Earns 'Top Safety Pick Plus' From IIHS



          2013 Nissan Altima Earns 'Top Safety Pick Plus' From IIHS

PR Newswire

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Nissan Altima added
another award to its trophy case with the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick Plus" designation, which recognizes passenger
vehicles for excellent performance in five passenger safety tests.

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Starting with 2013 models, IIHS introduced more stringent criteria and
requirements to include the "Top Safety Pick" front, side, rollover and rear
crash tests, as well as the newly added small overlap frontal test. The Altima
scored well for each of these tests, adding the "Top Safety Pick Plus" award
to the five-star safety rating it received in September from the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program.

"Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan, which is why we
make features like Safety Shield technologies available," said Bob Yakushi,
Nissan's director of product safety. "The 2013 Altima is truly Nissan's most
innovative Altima ever, and the 'Top Safety Pick Plus' designation by IIHS
reflects the engineering and design that have gone into this car to make it
stand out in the class."

The  Nissan Altima comes equipped with a variety of standard safety features,
including the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System, driver and front-passenger
seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control, 3-point ALR/ELR
seat belt system, LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), zone
body construction with front and rear crumple zones and Tire Pressure
Monitoring System with Easy Fill Tire Alert, which sounds the car horn to
notify a person filling a tire with air when the recommended tire pressure has
been reached.

Available features include next-generation Safety Shield technologies,
including Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object
Detection systems using an innovative single rear camera.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in
zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the
Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and
winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites
NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

 

 

 

SOURCE Nissan North America

Contact: Justin P. Saia of Nissan North America, Inc. Corporate
Communications, +1-615-725-3061, Justin.Saia@nissan-usa.com
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