Euro NCAP: Chevrolet Volt and Malibu get 5-star rating image

The Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle and the new Chevrolet Malibu have recently been awarded a top five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), according to the results released on Wednesday.

The North American based automotive giant General Motors seems to be on top of the wave with its Chevrolet brand, and after the Aveo hatchback, which is the safest car in its segment, the Orlando and Captiva SUV, which received a five star safety rating, the Chevrolet Volt and the new mid-size sedan Malibu have also been awarded a top five-star rating, at the recent Euro NCAP tests.

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

The European version of the Chevrolet Malibu comes equipped with six airbags and a comprehensive range of chassis control systems. The Malibu is the first out of eight generations to be sold on the old continent and it’s also the auto industry’s longest running midsize nameplate, after 35 years. The Chevrolet Volt is also the first electric vehicle developed by an American manufacturer which received the Euro NCAP’s top rating in all categories.