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Chevy Aveo performs poorly in European crash test

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Chevy Aveo performs poorly in European crash test

Posted Feb 27th 2006 2:00PM by John Neff

Filed under: Economy

The European New Car Assessment Program (E-NCAP), which is sort of the EU equivalent to our own NHTSA or IIHS, recently tested the European version of the Chevy Aveo and found it to be severely lacking in occupant protection during 64 kmh (40 mph) frontal impacts. The risk is especially great to the driver, as the E-NCAP tests showed the Aveo’s steering wheel may cause severe chest injury.

The Aveo received two stars and a strike through in the category of Adult Occupant Protection, the strike through indicating there is a high risk for life-threatening injury. It should be noted that crash testing in Europe is done a bit differently than here in the U.S., despite E-NCAP sharing a star rating system with the NHTSA. The differences are too deep to delve into here, but you can check out a full explanation of the E-NCAP test procedures here.

The 2006 Chevy Aveo received an exemplary frontal impact rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA, so we’ll be very interested to see if the North American version of the 2007 Chevy Aveo fares as poorly in our own crash tests as it did in the E-NCAP test.

Link: http://www.autoblog.com/2006/02/27/chevy-a...ean-crash-test/

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I don't think I need to tell you guys that this is disappointing news. :nono:

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SoCalCTS    25

The Aveo actually received 9 out of 14 stars:

The same test shows that the Aveo outperformed the:

Alfa Rome 147

Audi A3

Citroen Xsara

Fiat Brava

Ford Escort

Honda Civic

Hyundai Accent

Kia Cerato

Mercedes A Class

Mitsubishi Lancer

Nissan Almera

Peugeot 307

Toyota Corolla

VW Beetle

Etc....

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pow    106

The Aveo actually received 9 out of 14 stars:

The same test shows that the Aveo outperformed the:

Alfa Rome 147

Audi A3

Citroen Xsara

Fiat Brava

Ford Escort

Honda Civic

Hyundai Accent

Kia Cerato

Mercedes A Class

Mitsubishi Lancer

Nissan Almera

Peugeot 307

Toyota Corolla

VW Beetle

Etc....

Where'd you see that?

According to this: http://www.euroncap.com/content/safety_rat...tings.php?id1=2

Alfa Romeo 147 - 3 stars

Audi A3 - 4 stars

Chevrolet Aveo - 1.5 stars

Citroen Xsara - 3 stars ('98; no longer made)

Fiat Brava - 2 stars (no longer made)

Ford Escort - 2 stars (no longer made)

Honda Civic - 4 stars

Hyundai Accent - 1.5 stars ('98; no longer made)

Kia Cerato - 3 stars

Mercedes A Class - 5 stars

Mitsubishi Lancer - 1.5 stars ('97; no longer made)

Nissan Almera - 1.5 stars ('99; no longer made)

Peugeot 307 - 4 stars

Toyota Corolla - 4 stars

VW Beetle - 4 stars

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