Chevrolet Aveo Gets Five Stars from Euro NCAP [Video]
The crash tested vehicle obtained 35 points (95 percent) for adult occupant protection, 43 points (87 percent) for child occupants, 19 points (54 percent) for pedestrian and 7 points (93 percent) for the safety assist section.
The Aveo, here tested in its 1.2 LT, LHD form protected the dummies inside well, results showing good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and front passenger. What’s more, the Aveo scored maximum points in the side barrier test, all body regions being well protected. Even in the more severe pole test, the chest was adequately protected.
Maximum points were scored in the dynamic tests for the protection of the 3 year infant, as the car provides clear indication on whether or not the airbag is turned off.
The front bumper provided mostly good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor, with only the bit over the grille being slightly softer
The car shined most of all in the Safety assist aspect. Electronic stability control is standard equipment across the Aveo range, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. What’s more, the driver, front passenger and rear seats are all covered by a standard-fit seatelt reminder. A warning is given if the vehicle speed exceeds a limit set by the driver, a system that was also well received by Euro NCAP.
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Once you have a winning formula like this, then you continue to improve safety features and add even more value to it. And that's what we're seeing with the Aveo now. I am so glad that American automakers are getting back on track and beginning to realize and grasp a customer-centric focus. We just hope they stay focused.