• 19-DEC-2013

  • SOURCE: General Motors - Global

2014 Chevrolet Spark Named a IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick

The 2013 Chevy Spark comes standard with Hill Assist, a feature that aids drivers in cities known for hilly terrain

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a Top Safety Pick in its first year of eligibility, and is the only vehicle in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety minicar segment to earn the rating in 2014 model year testing.

Spark achieved highest possible "good" scores in the IIHS's moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests, and scored an "acceptable" in IIHS's new small overlap test, designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object like a tree or a utility pole.

"Spark's impressive performance in IIHS's most stringent test yet demonstrates the intensive efforts of our global safety team to deliver big safety in a small package," said Gay Kent, General Motors general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. "Spark's safety structure makes extensive use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels and its robust passenger protection package includes 10 standard air bags."