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GMC Acadia Leashes The Hounds, Takes Home Pet Safety Prize

Posted in auto industry, Chicago Auto Show, Crash Testing, Design, GM, GMC, Newsworthy, Safety, Videos by Corey | February 23rd, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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Thanks to the GM-exclusive On Star safety system and an extensive list of segment-leading technology, the GMC Acadia crossover utility vehicle has taken home top honors in the field of pet/animal safety. Granted top federal and insurance industry scores for crashworthiness, pet safety advocates Bark Buckle UP recently awarded the Acadia top bragging rights withs its coveted Pet Safe Choice Award for 2009. “With so many pet owners traveling with their pets today, safety is key – not just for pets, but for humans who travel with them – to making a conscientious purchase,” said pet safety expert and Bark Buckle UP founder Christina Selter. “We believe the GMC Acadia has earned high marks in this area for its outstanding leadership in car design and function.”

Check out live video coverage of the awards ceremony after the jump

Proud to receive official recognition for the great strides taken to ensure the up-most safety for four- and two-legged kind alike, Cheryl Catton, executive director of advertising and promotion for Buick, Pontiac & GMC, explained, “Many of our customers treat their pets like members of the family, and Acadia provides the pet-friendly safety and comfort features they are looking for.” Continued Catton, “Not only does the Acadia provide first-class transport for our customers’ pets, it is filled with safety and security features that enhance pet safety – including technology such as OnStar, which can direct owners to the nearest veterinary clinic in the event of an on-road emergency. In addition, GM has been a leader in urging that pets be restrained in vehicles and not be left unattended in parked vehicles.”

Source: GM Media

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