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-- from the skies now to the roads in luxury cars like Mercedes and Lexus -- is a big time names they cost a little bit more money and you may think when you spend more money.
There actually safer for you in your family.
-- maybe should think again on this turns out some luxury cars performed poorly.
And if you -- these new crash -- they were just getting some of those results he's -- is live in Washington with more on that steep.
I -- the result of a newly designed crash tests released by the insurance institute for highway safety and some very pricey midsize luxury cars didn't do all that well.
The institute -- this test to small overlap frontal crash test.
It's designed to see what happens when 25% of the car's front corner on the driver's side.
Collides with a partial barrier while moving forty miles an hour it replicate the damage cause if a car hits a tree or utility people.
Now the institute says 101000 people die in frontal crashes each year in collisions of the type you see in these videos here are major source of those -- -- fatalities.
So here are the winners and losers in this new round of testing.
The cars that perform the best where the Acura TL.
And the Volvo S sixty which both got good ratings followed by the Infiniti G which got an acceptable rating.
So the losers.
All three of these midsize luxury cars got the same poor rating from the institute of Mercedes-Benz C class.
Alexis I asked to fifty and 350 the Audi a four and the Lexus ES 350 this is that.
First time this crash test test of this.
Particular type has been used in the US the car makers haven't responded yet to our inquiry but Mercedes told AP that test represents an uncommon scenario.
And they said we have full confidence in the protection that the C class supports its occupants.
And less confidence in any -- that doesn't reflect that -- seemed to accept the results telling AP.
With his new test the institute has raised the bar again.
And we'll respond to this challenge as we design new vehicles by the way all the cars tested were from the 2012 model year general and.
Saying it's making my husband's ten year old pickup truck with -- matter if the ship left a -- -- tracks.
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