Fifteen Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles Earn Top Safety Pick Awards
GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, (December 15, 2011) — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that 15 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles earned Top Safety Pick awards for the 2012 model year, more than any other automaker.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., said, "Safety is a core value that dates back to the foundation of our company. IIHS' awards further recognize our commitment to helping protect drivers and passengers."
The 2012 model year winners are: Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Prius, Prius v, Sienna, Tundra Crew Cab, Venza, and Yaris; Lexus CT 200h and RX, and Scion tC, xB, and xD.
According to the IIHS, Top Safety Pick awards recognize vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on ratings in IIHS tests.
Contact: Rick Hesterberg
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
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