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Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic Fails Latin NCAP Tests Despite The Addition Of Airbags 15
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Videos, Chevy Sonic, Galleries, Global NCAP, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Murano, Nissan Videos, Reports, video on 12 15th, 2017

Latin NCAP continue to express their concerns with vehicles sold at South American markets after the Chevrolet Aveo became the latest in a string of cars to fail their tests.

Otherwise known as Chevrolet Sonic north of the border, the Aveo is one of the best selling cars in Mexico, and it scored zero stars in Latin NCAP’s latest crash test session, despite being equipped with 2 standard front airbags, unlike the model tested in 2015.

In the frontal impact test, the subcompact car “recorded poor protection to the chest of the driver, even with airbags”, Latin NCAP notes, adding that “the structural performance was rated as unstable, which explains also the movement of the steering column and pedals, increasing the risk of injuries to the driver”.

The Aveo’s side impact protection was rated as ‘adequate’ to ‘good’, thanks to “good energy absorption features”, whereas the child occupant protection “showed improvements” from the model tested two years ago.

“Latin NCAP showed, once again, that just adding airbags will not make a car safe when the structure is unstable”, said the organization’s Secretary General Alejandro Furas. “We call for GM to bring the same safety levels offered as standard by them in other markets to Latin America very soon.”

The safety specialists also tested the Nissan Kicks during their latest session, which failed to achieve the maximum 5-star safety rating. The subcompact SUV, which will launch in the USA next spring, scored 4 stars for both adult occupant and child occupant protection, after it “showed an unstable structural and footwell area performance in the frontal crash test”.

Finally, the Nissan Murano was subjected to the frontal and pole side impact tests as well and was awarded with a 5-star safety rating.



GM Could Kill Six Passenger Cars After 2020 21
Posted by Brad Anderson in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Chevy Sonic, GM, Reports on 07 21st, 2017

As sales of GM’s passenger cars in America continue to plummet, it has emerged that the brand could slash its car fleet after the 2020 model year.
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GM Idles Orion Plant As Chevrolet Sonic Demand Dwindles 20
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevy Sonic, GM, Reports on 07 20th, 2017

General Motors is idling production at its Orion Assembly Plant for a week longer than initially planned in an effort to cut stock levels of the poor-selling Chevrolet Sonic.
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Cheap Can Be Fun, Too: Here’s KBB’s 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18k 28
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevy Sonic, Honda Civic, honda-fit, Hyundai Veloster, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Mazda3, Scion iM, subaru impreza, Toyota Corolla, VW Jetta on 05 28th, 2017

We know the problem all too well. You want to get a new car, and you want it to be cool, but you're on a budget. So what to do?
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2017 Holden Barina Is A Chevy Sonic Designed For Australia 28
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Australia, Chevy Sonic, Holden, Holden Barina, new cars on 11 28th, 2016

General Motors has launched the new 2017 Holden Barina Down Under, bringing the vehicle known elsewhere as the Chevy Sonic to the Australian market with its own unique styling.
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The Most Reliable American Vehicles For 2016, According To CR 4
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Buick, Buick Enclave, Buick Regal, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevy Sonic, Consumer Reports, Corvette, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Fusion on 11 4th, 2016

Dead-set on buying domestic, and want to know which are the most reliable new cars on the market?

Look no further, because out of its latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, Consumer Reports has broken down the most reliable American cars, trucks, and SUVs in every category and for every budget.
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Audible Warning Chime Failure Leads To Chevy Spark, Sonic And Trax Recall 22
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Trax, Chevy Sonic, GM, Recalls on 06 22nd, 2016

General Motors has issued a recall for certain Chevrolet Spark, Sonic and Trax models equipped with the "Bring Your Own Media" radio.
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Chevy Teams Up With ‘Funny Or Die’ For Small Car Initiative 10
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Trax, Chevy Sonic, Funny on 05 10th, 2016

Chevrolet is launching a new lifestyle-oriented website meant to shine a light on their small car lineup comprised of the Spark minicar, Sonic and Trax small SUV.
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Chevrolet Gives 2017 Sonic A Makeover 18
Posted by John Halas in Chevrolet, Chevy Sonic, new cars, New York auto show on 03 18th, 2016

Chevrolet’s Sonic subcompact hatch and sedan are entering the 2017 model year with a facelift that brings freshened up looks and new tech features.
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