Cadillac’s new 2008 CTS sports sedan, already a hit with critics and
luxury consumers, today earned the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety’s Top Safety Pick for 2008.
The award results from CTS
earning the Institute’s highest ratings in front, side and rear crash
testing, as well as standard application of Stabilitrak electronic
stability control system, which can help drivers avoid crashes. The CTS
is one of only three large luxury cars to earn this designation.
luxury cars should perform as well as the CTS. It’s a leader in its
class for safety,” said Institute President Adrian Lund.
2007, the Institute toughened the Top Safety Pick award criteria by
requiring electronic stability control, which can help drivers maintain
vehicle control, particularly in severe conditions such as wet or icy
surfaces, or during emergency maneuvers.
“IIHS is one of the
top authorities on vehicle safety, making this award particularly
meaningful for, and trusted by, consumers,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac
general manager. “As the new 2008 CTS wins praise from industry
experts, media and consumers, it is a testament to our team’s
comprehensive mission to make this car desirable in every facet and
Since the 2008 CTS debuted in September, sales have
increased 59.5%. CTS has received wide critical acclaim, highlighted by
earning Motor Trend’s 2008 Car of the Year Award and selections on both
Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best List and the finalist list for North
American Car of the Year.
For more information on the Top Safety Pick award, visit www.IIHS.org