Five 2012 Lincoln models earned spots on the IIHS Top Safety Picks list and all are now available at Hines Park Lincoln in Detroit, MI.
Online PR News – 20-January-2012 – – 2012 Lincoln models, MKZ, MKS, MKT, and MKX were all named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS and are available at local Detroit, MI dealer Hines Park Lincoln.
Hines Park Lincoln is pleased announce the availability of all five Top Safety Pick Lincoln models at their local dealership in Detroit, MI. These five models, the MKS, MKZ, MKT, and MKX are all equipped with innovative new safety features and technology to earn them a spot on the 2012 Top Safety Picks list from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
New innovative safety technology can be found on all 2012 Lincoln Top Safety Pick models. Lincoln’s BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) technology uses radar based sensors in the rear quarter panels of the side mirrors which scan blind spots to help guide driver’s while merging or changing lanes. An LED light will illuminate on the sideview mirror if another vehicle is detected. The cross-traffic alert feature gives peace of mind when backing up; using the same sensors it can detect moving objects within a 45-foot range from either side of the vehicle when slowly backing out of a parking space. The system will send an audible warning and a visual display in the corresponding side mirror.
The 2012 Lincoln MKS is also equipped with a Personal Safety System, which includes dual-stage driver and passenger front seat airbags as well as a long list of other safety features. Safety belt usage sensors, driver’s seat position sensor, and crash severity sensors help the vehicle determine how much force to eject the air bags with.
The MKZ and MKT models come standard with 6 air bags which are strategically placed to help protect the driver and all passengers. These six air bags include dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags, front seat side impact air bags, first- and second-row side-curtain airbags with roll-fold technology designed to deploy between a passenger and the window. All of these airbag systems were paramount in earning the Lincoln MKS, MKX, MKZ, and MKT Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS.
To earn a spot on the Top Safety Pick by the IIHS a vehicle must score a top rating of ‘Good’ in four crash tests; frontal offset, side impact, roof strength, and rear crash protection. The 2012 Lincoln models all come standard with electronic stability control which is a must have to earn a Top Safety Pick spot. Each of these tests assesses a different feature of the vehicle; the frontal offset crash test looks at the vehicle’s structural design; the side crash test assesses an occupant’s protection if a vehicle is struck in the side by a SUV or pickup; roof strength is tested by a rollover and the rear crash test focuses on how well seat and head restraints protect occupants from whiplash injury. The 2012 Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKZ, and MKX all earned ratings of ‘Good’ in all four crash tests.
Earning Top Safety Pick spots on four of Lincoln’s five 2012 models simple reiterates Lincoln’s commitment to safety. If you are interested in learning more about the safety features found on Lincoln models or if you would like to test drive a Lincoln model visit Hines Park Lincoln of Detroit, MI. Their friendly staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Lincoln model that fits your lifestyle. You may also visit Hines Park Lincoln online at, http://hinesparklincoln.com/.