Saab 9-5 Commended As Safest Car By Swedish Authority

The Saab 9-5 Off-Set Crash Test At 40 mph

For the third year running, the Saab 9-5 has been commended as the safest car on Swedish roads by Folksham, the Swedish insurance and accident investigation authority. This latest safety acclaim follows the Saab 9-5’s 5-Star EuroNCAP rating last year, as well as being named by Thatcham as the benchmark in terms of seat design for safety and anti-whiplash injuries.

Folksham, in league with Aftonbladet, the leading Swedish evening newspaper, has studied the accident safety performance of a wide selection of 2003 car models, and has singled the Saab 9-5 out as being the safest car of all in real life accident conditions, not just in the laboratory.

"According to a study made by Folksham, the Saab 9-5 was the safest car in Sweden in 2003. It is the only car with a crash safety record over 40 per cent better than the average car. The Saab 9-5 has also been recognized by having the lowest risk of personal injury and invalidity among all cars", states Aftonbladet from the findings.

"It is especially gratifying for the Saab 9-5 to be mentioned as the safest car of the year by Folksham and Aftonbladet. This distinction is based on the results of our research into real life accidents," says Christer Nilsson, safety engineer and spokesman at Saab Automobile AB. "It demonstrates the effectiveness of all of Saab’s work with crash safety, and supports our philosophy of real life safety."

Published : 29/01/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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