Chevy Malibu Named Safest Car of the Year in Korea
The all-new Chevrolet Malibu has been named the Safest Car of the Year by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, having earned the highest score of 14 vehicles tested through the Korean New Car Assessment Program.
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The new Malibu received a five-star safety rating from KNCAP thanks to a perfect score in the Side Moving Deformable Barrier test and near-perfect scores in both the Full Frontal ODB and Full Front crash tests. Among the safety features available in the new Malibu are eight standard airbags and a body structure consisting of 73% high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel supplied by POSCO.
Additional active safety technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Side Blind Zone Alert. A system of 17 different safety sensors—including ultrasonic sensors, short-range radar, long-range radar, and multiple cameras—is utilized in order to maximize the effectiveness of these technologies and ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.
“It is an honor for every Chevrolet engineer to receive this award for two consecutive generations of the Malibu,” said Dongseok Kim, Managing Director of GMI Engineering. “With our safety first philosophy, Chevrolet will continue to build the safest and highest-quality vehicles in the world.”
The Chevrolet Spark also earned a five-star rating for safety thanks to a class-leading number of airbags, improved structure, and plethora of driver assist technologies.
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