2014 Chevy Spark Is Only Minicar Named Top Safety Pick
We have all heard that the Chevrolet Spark, which recently came to the market, was going to be game-changing for the minicar segment. Its revolutionary technology and incredible fuel efficiency have already made good on that promise. But now, through Chevrolet’s commitment to driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety, the Chevy Spark has set itself even further apart from the rest of the minicar segment, proving that all it takes is one small spark to ignite a revolution.
The newest accomplishment for the Spark is its 2014 Top Safety Pick designation, awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To earn this prestigious title, the Spark achieved the highest score of “Good” in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests administered by IIHS. The Spark also received the second highest score of “Acceptable” in the all-new small overlap test.
“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,” commented General Motors general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, Gay Kent. “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.”
So why is this accomplishment so important? The Spark is the only car in its segment to receive the safety distinction. Minicars are typically lauded for their fuel-efficiency but condemned for their lack of safety features. The Spark looks to destroy this stereotype.