Chevrolet Sonic gets five-star rating from NHTSA image

The new generation of the Chevrolet Sonic (Aveo) has recently been awarded with a five-star rating by the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its New Car Assessment Program have recently awarded the new generation of the Chevrolet Sonic with a five-star overall rating, the highest possible, thanks to its safety equipment and performance. According to the NHTSA, the Chevy Sonic’s overall rating is based on frontal and side crash tests, along with the rollover resistance testing, and even if the model received only four stars for rollover, the overall rating of the car’s is five stars. This applies for both the Sonic sedan and the five-door hatchback.

“We developed Sonic to exceed customer expectations of subcompacts in terms of segment-leading safety features. From the largest vehicles in our lineup to the smallest, we are putting overall crashworthiness and state-of-the-art safety technologies at the top of the list of must-haves”, said the GM executive director of vehicle safety, Gay Kent.

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is coming with dual-stage frontal airbags, side airbags, knee airbags, head curtain side airbags with rollover protection, side impact airbags, rollover sensors to activate the head curtain side airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, power-assisted front disc and rear drums with ABS, full traction control, panic brake assist, front safety belt pretensioners, OnStar with Automatic Crash Response System and many more safety features.