Chevrolet Malibu Eco 2013: honoree in matters of security
The first and only intermediate car 2013 get the best odds.
Malibu Eco 2013 Chevrolet is the first and only new intermediate car reap two honors for safety, including a 5 star safety rating under testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States. She was also named in the prize list of the safest vehicles for 2012 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These are the two best possible odds.
The IIHS tests vehicles to determine at what degree they protect occupants in frontal and lateral, in rollovers via a roof strength test, and simulated rear collisions to evaluate the protection of seats and restraints heads against whiplash injuries. The Malibu Eco has achieved "good" scores in four types of tests, and is equipped with a series of electronic control system of stability, a requirement for the title of the safest car.
For a 5 star safety rating, the Malibu Eco was tested under the New Car Assessment Program revised the NHTSA. The listing is made of after crash tests of frontal and lateral as well as evaluating the resistance to rollover. Under the scoring system, the results of the three tests are combined to arrive at an overall rating for the vehicle.
"With the Malibu Eco, Chevrolet has merit seven awards of the safest vehicle in 2012, says the IIHS president Adrian Lund. The results of the IIHS and NHTSA demonstrate the commitment of GM to offer advanced protection in case of accident. "
Under this method, the Chevrolet Malibu Eco earned a five-star safety rating - the highest possible score - even though some individual ratings, such as those on the cowling, have displays four stars.
The new 2013 Malibu will be available in nearly 100 countries on six continents. It is designed to offer the best odds of safety and to comply with the regulations in respect of the protection of pedestrians, or the such standards exist. Last November, General Motors announced that the Malibu has also received a rating of five stars in the tests of European evaluation program for new vehicles, also known as the EuroNCAP.
GM conceives its new products to meet the criteria used by the IIHS and NHTSA to inform consumers about the impact resistance of vehicles. Eleven GM models have received a rating of 5 star NCAP safety and Malibu Eco is among the first to get 2013 GM models. Currently, 15 vehicles GM has won the title of the safest vehicle in 2012 awarded by the IIHS.
"We are seeing the results of our commitment to design vehicles best odds in the world in matters of security, declare Gay Kent, Director General of the safety of GM vehicles. Obtaining the highest ratings for safety testifies of improving the structure of the Malibu, its resistance in a collision and the effectiveness of security technologies advanced. "
The new Malibu has been designed to help drivers avoid crashes, while protecting occupants if there was a collision. Among the standard safety equipment include:
Body structure steel high and ultra-high strength
Airbags stage frontal driver and front passenger, side airbags for the driver seats and front passenger pelvis and knees; and curtain airbags for front and rear seats with rollover mitigation.
The rollover sensor can activate the lateral curtain airbags if they detect an impending rollover. In a rollover, the air bags stay inflated longer to better protect the occupants.
The electronic control system StabiliTrak stability helps the driver maintain its trajectory by comparing the position of the steering wheel and the actual position of the vehicle and, if necessary, applying the brakes or adjusting the throttle opening, or by a combination of both.
Disc brakes with anti-lock four-channel, full-function traction control and emergency brake assist come into action when the system detects an emergency braking maneuver. The system automatically develops additional brake pressure to engage the anti-lock system faster.
The safety belt pretensioners in the front seats reduce the forward movement of the occupants, while Load-limiting retractors allow better manage forces during a collision.
The OnStar system with automatic Assistance in case of impact, uses GPS and cellular technology to automatically communicate with the emergency services in the event of an accident with airbag deployment.
The Malibu Eco is the sixth model of Chevrolet model year 2012 for a 5 star safety rating for safety. Other models have achieved this rating include: cutting Camaro, Sonic, Cruze, Volt etTraverse. The 2012 Malibu is one of the top choices for the security of the IIHS.
Endowed with the fuel economy technology eAssist, the Malibu Eco is the most fuel-efficient Chevrolet model to date. It will be available in Canada later this summer. Chevrolet will also offer a new Ecotec 2.5L low energy throughout the Malibu range, and a new turbo version will be available in the fall.
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