FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan a "Top Safety Pick" rating. The rating is given to vehicles that achieve the Institute's highest rating of "Good" for front, rear and side impact protection, earn a "Good" rating in the roof strength test and are equipped with electronic stability control.
"Nissan remains committed to the highest levels of safety and innovation, as is reflected in the Nissan Versa Sedan receiving the Top Safety Pick from IIHS," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "The 2012 Versa provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security for an MSRP starting under $11,000."
Every 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan comes equipped with six standard air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution, Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System.
About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011, and received the 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award. More information on Nissan in North America can be found at www.nissanusa.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with 4.7 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.