Chevy..err..Chevrolet Spark gets 5 Stars rating!

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Chevrolet-Spark

 The Korean New Car Assessment Program (KNCAP) announced today it has awarded a five star rating to GM’s Chevrolet Spark, following a series of crash tests performed on the model. The five stars follow the Grade 1 rating awarded by the Korea Insurance Development Institute (KIDI).

 The Chevrolet Spark received a score of 15.1 out of 16 points, as well as a five-star rating in the frontal crash test, which was performed at 56 km/h (34.7 mph). The car also received a five-star rating in the offset frontal crash test at 64 km/h (39.7 mph) and in the side crash test at 54 km/h (33.5 mph) against a moving deformable barrier.

Pedestrian protection was rated at four stars, while the protection provided for children was awarded maximum points. Whiplash protection was also found to be good.

 “The outstanding performance of our new mini-car in stringent NCAP testing reflects our attention to safety as well as eye-catching styling and great packaging,” said Jack Keaton, vehicle line executive for General Motors’ Global Mini-Vehicle. “GM has made safety a focus as part of our ongoing commitment to design, build and sell the best vehicles in the world.” He further added.

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