Chevrolet Spark: Sparking Safety

When you are driving a car, one factor that must never be overlooked apart from its speed, mileage, performance and maintenance is the amount of safety it provides to the people sitting in it. Chevrolet spark has been declared to excel in this category as well by the Insurance Institute of Highway safety which had conducted the test on a number of cars. What is even more exhilarating is that it is the only car in the mini car segment to have earned this title for the year 2014.

Reasons to choose this car-

Mini cars offer a big challenge when it comes to safety while designing them but Chevrolet Spark has considered all the parameters in mind while designing this vehicle which is a big feet in itself since over the years, none of the mini cars could clear the stringent series of tests carried out by the IIHS. About 62% of the under body and 42% of the upper body of the spark is constituted of lightweight, high resistance steel imparting its high safety and strength. Plus, its sturdy door beams and H-shaped structure under the seating area are meant to prevent from severe shocks thereby lending an extreme level of protection. The driver’s and passengers front knee air bags have been installed to absorb shocks from frontal injuries. Similarly, the rear rail is made of steel body so as to prevent side and rear impacts damage the fuel tank. Other safety features are a rollover sensing system, safety belts in all drivers and passengers’ seats and collapsible steering column.

2014 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet is quite an old name in the automotive industry and over the years, has earned itself a trustable name among clients around the globe. The spark is just another gem in the list of four wheelers manufactured by the company and winning the safety award right within a few years of its launch is quite an achievement in itself.

Rugal has spent most of his life in, around and under cars, from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist.