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Chrysler 200 and Fiat 500X named IIHS Top Safety Pick+ in 2016
Posted on: 08 March 2016

The Chrysler 200 and Fiat 500X from Dhofar Automotive won the Top Safety Pick+ ratings for 2016 at the Insurance Institute Highway Safety (IIHS) awards. The dynamic vehicles also earned the distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS, and contingent on the availability of AEB (Auto Emergency Braking) technology, provided that it achieves ratings of “advanced” or “superior,” according to IIHS protocols.

“These results are a clear indication of where we’re headed,” said Chris Edwards, general manager of Dhofar Automotive. “That this advanced technology is available on these two distinctly different vehicles demonstrates our commitment to continue to incorporate AEB into our vehicle fleet.”

AEB is also available in eight vehicles across five segments the Dodge Durango and Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Renegade, Fiat 500X, Chrysler 200 and 300.

The AEB technology blends the benefits of radar with the capabilities of camera systems, which means greater precision. The Chrysler 200’s AEB technology is known as Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus. The IIHS gave it a rating of “superior.” The Fiat 500X system, known as Forward Collision Warning-Plus, earned an “advanced” rating.

In each, the Chrysler 200 and all-new Fiat 500X recorded the highest-possible score of “good” complying to IIHS crash tests that review side impact with a large SUV or pickup truck; moderate-offset frontal impact; small-offset frontal impact; roof-deformation consistent with a rollover and rear collision capable of inducing whiplash.

The 2016 Chrysler 200 provides drivers and passengers a beautifully crafted car with an elegantly simple style, an exhilarating driving experience, state-of-the-art and easy-to-use technology, 60 advanced safety and security features and fuel economy ratings of up to 36 miles per gallon (6.53 L/100km).It’s the mid-size sedan for customers who have earned a little luxury in their life, but demand value for their money.

The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X is the latest addition to the Fiat line-up in the Middle East, combining authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the Fiat brand, together with an available advanced all-wheel-drive system, unmatched functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features. With comfortable seating for five, world-class craftsmanship, and superior ride and handling, the Fiat 500X delivers driving excitement, technology, safety and functionality to the rapidly growing small crossover segment.