Chevrolet Volt and Malibu Get 5-star NCAP Rating


EuroNCAP once again confirms the five-star safety rating of the Chevrolet Volt, and also recognizes the new Malibu as an equally safe car.

he Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability and Chevrolet’s new flagship in Europe, the Malibu, have both been awarded a top five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). The Volt is the first electric vehicle from an American manufacturer to receive Euro NCAP’s top rating in all categories.

This is also great result for the Malibu which is set to compete in the mid-size segment ag8ianst tough European, and Korean, rivals. The well-engineered car is built up to the highest standards and achieving five-star rating for it was a given.

volt lead Chevrolet Volt and Malibu Get 5 star NCAP Rating

Chevrolet press release:

“The results confirm that both vehicles meet today’s highest safety standards. The Volt’s safety performance and propulsion concept highlight the reliability and practicality that is inherent to this outstanding design,” said Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe.

Euro NCAP is the latest third-party organization to give the Volt top marks. In April 2011, the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the car its “Top Safety Pick” while the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the car a five-star rating.

The new Chevrolet Malibu is the first to be sold in Europe and the eighth generation of the Malibu, the auto industry’s longest-running midsize nameplate, spanning six decades and 35 years.  The European edition will be equipped with six air bags and a comprehensive range of chassis control systems.

Earlier this year, the Aveo hatchback – currently the safest car in its segment – the Chevrolet Orlando and the Captiva SUV were awarded a five-star rating. The brand’s best-selling nameplate, the Chevrolet Cruze sedan, too, has earned Euro NCAP’s top safety award.

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