The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. reportedly has granted approval to Miami-based Cross Lander U.S.A. Inc. to sell the Romanian Cross Lander 244X SUV in the U.S. without airbags until May 2008. NHTSA’s approval of the vehicle stems from its finding that Cross Lander, which lost more than $5 million in 2004, would go out of business without the exemption. U.S. vehicle safety regulations call for all vehicles weighing less than 5,500 lbs. (2,495 kg) to have driver and front ...

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