A Chevrolet has always been a safe investment for cost-conscious car buyers, but the latest line-up offers safety in more ways than one. The new Aveo has taken the 2011 ‘best in class’ award in the competitive Supermini market, as judged by Euro NCAP, in their annual ‘class leader’ announcement.
Tested by stringent and rigorous Euro NCAP standards, the new Chevrolet Aveo secured 85 out of a possible 100 points, placing it at the very top of its segment. Judges were impressed by the key areas of adult and child occupant protection, where it scored 95 and 87 percent respectively, and its extensive array of safety features.
The Aveo is equipped with six standard airbags that are connected to the sensors mounted into the middle of the car. It also features a child-seat latching system. The car's active safety systems include electronic stability control, traction control, a four-channel anti-lock braking system with brake assist, and electronic brake force distribution. Hill-start assist and cruise control with a speed limiter function are also among the Aveo's impressive standard features.
“We take safety very seriously at Chevrolet and this class-leading result for the New Chevrolet Aveo proves this entirely” said Mark Terry, Managing Director, Chevrolet UK. “Our whole model line-up provides impeccable safety credentials with the majority achieving a five star rating; it brings great peace of mind to our customers.”
Alongside the new Aveo, Chevrolet’s model line-up features four more Euro NCAP five star cars; the Cruze, Captiva and Orlando all carry the accolade. In addition, 2011 was the first year electric vehicles were crash tested and rated on safety. The Chevrolet Volt proved that safety is not compromised in electric vehicles by bringing home another five star rating.