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New Crash Tests Available on NHTSA Web Site

6 January 2000

Thursday, January 6, 2000 Contact: NHTSA, Tim Hurd, (202) 366-9550

Media Advisory

New Crash Test Results
Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation's latest crash test results for model year 2000 vehicles are now available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) World Wide Web site:

Rated for frontal impact are the Volkswagen Jetta four-door, DaimlerChrysler Neon four-door, Volkswagen Passat four-door, Subaru Legacy four-door, Hyundai Elantra four-door, Lincoln Town Car four-door, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab pickup, Toyota Tundra extended cab pickup, Nissan Xterra four-door utility, Isuzu Rodeo four-door utility, and DaimlerChrysler Dodge Caravan van.

Rated for side impact are the DaimlerChrysler Neon four-door, Nissan Maxima four-door, DaimlerChrysler Chrysler LHS four-door, Chevrolet Impala four-door, Chevrolet Malibu four-door, Mazda MPV van, and Ford Windstar van.

For both frontal and side impact, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) reports crash test results in a range of one to five stars, with five stars showing the best crash protection for occupants. Frontal tests should be compared only with other vehicles in the same weight class.

In addition to the material on the NHTSA website, a fact sheet containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP crash tests results for model year 2000 vehicles can be obtained by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202-366-9550; or the Auto Safety Hotline, 1-800-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236); or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. Information on earlier model years is also available.