While Acura is drawing attention to its highly acclaimed new models, it is also grabbing the limelight for getting many accolades for offering the safest and best-valued luxury cars. For instance, Acura was the only carmaker to receive five-star crash safety ratings for all of its models from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA).
This was not the sole safety distinction that Acura has received. In 2009, Acura became the first carmaker to be named as one of the Top Safety Picks from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for each of its vehicles.
These recognitions are the main reasons why three of five Acura dealers decided to set an extraordinary collaboration that has enabled to offer a seemingly exceptional financing package they dubbed as "Triple Zero."
These top dealerships in the US -- Rallye Acura of Roslyn, Paragon Acura of Woodside, Queens, NY, and Acura of Westchester in Larchmont, NY, -- moved to create the so-called "Triple Zero" financing offer, a package that requires customers to pay zero down payment, zero security deposit, and zero first month's payment on the MY2010 Acura TL and MY2010 Acura TSX 4 Cylinder models.
Moreover, auto industry analyst firm ALG recently announced that Acura topped its 2010 Residual Value Award list for the Luxury Brand category. This award as well as the inclusion of Acura as one of the three top US dealers will surely push it into the limelight at the upcoming New York Auto Show.
While the residual values of the MY2010 Acura TL and MY2010 Acura TSX 4 Cylinder models are factors that could lead vehicle buyers to consider them, it is actually their safety records that have made them more attractive, especially because of the recent safety shakeups in the auto industry.
But the combination of these two – value and safety – has inspired Acura of Westchester, Paragon Acura, and Rallye Acura to combine their forces.