These annual awards, the highest ratings possible from the non-profit safety research organization, recognize those vehicles that perform best in protecting passengers in the Institute's front, side, and rear crash test evaluations, as well as the newly required roof-strength test evaluations.
The 2011 Volkswagen models awarded these Top Safety Picks are the Jetta, Golf, Jetta Sportwagen, GTI, Tiguan and the all-new Touareg. In fact, Linden VW shoppers will be pleased to know that VW received more 2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks than any other brand.
Linden VW shoppers can now feel even better about owning one of these great vehicles by knowing the vehicle they are driving has passed, with flying colors, testing that's even more rigorous than that administered by the federal government.
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The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta four-door sedan, for example, is redesigned with freshened styling and larger exterior and interior dimensions. The 2011 sedan is more than 3.5 inches longer with 2.6 inches more rear legroom than the 2006-2010 Jetta.
Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags, and front-side airbags. Rear-side airbags are no longer available.
Linden VW shoppers can also upgrade to the Convenience Package for the SE model that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, faux leather upholstery, satellite radio, wireless cell-phone link, and heated front seats. SEL models include keyless access/engine start, 17-inch alloy wheels and a navigation system.
“Volkswagen has shown an enduring commitment to engineer vehicles with safety performance that goes beyond basic government standards,” says IIHS president Adrian Lund. “The 2005 Jetta was the first car to ace the Institute’s tough side impact crash test, and Volkswagens like the new 2011 Jetta continue to set the standard with the highest safety ratings.”
“Volkswagen is committed to safety,” adds Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “To have IIHS recognize a total of six Volkswagen models with this significant achievement is a testament to our commitment to engineering safe vehicles. We are excited to lead the industry with the most Top Safety Pick awards.”
For more information on these IIHA safety-approved 2011 VW vehicles, Linden VW shoppers can call 800-652-7611, or visit http://www.lindenvw.com
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