Buick Verano nails Five-Star safety rating from NHTSA

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2013 Verano Continues Buick Five-Star Safety Streak
Compact luxury sedan achieves highest possible ratings in NHTSA and
IIHS crash tests

DETROIT The Buick Verano compact luxury sedan recently received a
5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier this year, Verano was named a
2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Since the beginning of the 2012 model year, every Buick passenger car
tested has received these highest possible ratings from both the NHTSA
and IIHS.

"New car customers leaving a Buick dealership can drive away
knowing they are in a vehicle with superior crash protection,"
said Gay Kent, GM General Director of Vehicle Safety. "The
brand's long-running record of five-star overall vehicle scores and
Top Safety Picks is a testament to our commitment to exceptional
vehicle crash performance."

In achieving the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the Verano was tested
under NHTSA's revised New Car Assessment Program. The overall score is
based on frontal and side crash tests in addition to evaluation for
rollover resistance. Under the rating system, performances in three
test segments are combined mathematically into an "Overall
Vehicle Score."

The Verano has 10 standard air bags and the security of OnStar, a
combination unmatched by any competitor. In the event of a rollover
crash, sensors in the vehicle deploy standard head curtain air bags
prior to impact and leave them inflated for a longer period to provide
additional protection.

Verano's advanced body structure is comprised of more than 60 percent
high-strength steel that provides a protective safety cage around
occupants. Other safety measures include standard four-wheel disc
brakes with ABS, panic brake override, StabiliTrak electronic
stability control, and a collapsible pedal system that reduces the
risk of leg injury.

Every 2013 Verano comes with a standard Rear Vision Camera that
displays a view from the car's rear bumper whenever the transmission
is in reverse. Verano is available with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert. These two technologies share a set of radar
sensors hidden in the corners of the rear bumper that may help drivers
avoid crashes when changing lanes or backing

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