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2011 Chevrolet Volt: The safest IIHS

The electric car has autonomy prolonged 2011 Chevrolet Volt deserves the price of the safest vehicle the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, achieving good results in four crash test types in addition to an electronic system Control of stability which warns accidents.

The IIHS tests vehicles to determine their degree of occupant protection in frontal and lateral tests collision, a rollover test and a test of simulated rear impacts to evaluate the restraint systems of the seats and head restraints for protection against whiplash injuries.

"The security remains one of the most important factors buyers weigh when purchasing their vehicle," said Doug Parks has, Executive Director of the range of global vehicles Volt. "The price of the Volt wins IIHS confirms that the latter is a vehicle on and practice that can serve as only a family car without compromise. "

Among the safety features of the Volt include:

• The electronic control system StabiliTrak stability.

• The lateral airbags and knee has front and curtain airbags lateral full length.

• The system LATCH lower anchors and top tether devices for child seats.

• A five-year subscription to Directions and troubleshooting OnStar, including Calling, Automatic Crash Response, Assistance in case of theft of vehicle navigation and CONNECTED.

Given that the Volt offers a very quiet operation in electric mode, a sound function Activated by the driver at intersections for example, to alert pedestrians, particularly those with low vision. The warning system was developed in conjunction with the American Federation of the Blind.

With this rating, the Volt joins the Chevrolet Cruze, another small car that recently won an award for the safest vehicle IIHS.

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