SUVs and pickups pose less risk to people in crashes
IIHS news release • September 28, 2011
Effort to make SUVs, pickups less deadly to car occupants in crashes is
ARLINGTON, VA - Today's SUVs and pickups pose far less risk to people in
cars and minivans than previous generations, a new study from the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety shows. Until recently, SUVs and pickups were
more likely than cars or minivans of the same weight to be involved in
crashes that killed occupants of other cars or minivans. That's no longer
the case for SUVs, and for pickups the higher risk is much less pronounced
than it had been.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr092811.html
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test
IIHS 50th anniversary demonstration test • September 9, 2009
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet
Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the
new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. "What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
More information at http://www.iihs.org
Low-Speed Crash Test Chevrolet Sonic
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Pruebas de impacto a baja velocidad al automóvil Chevrolet Sonic 2012 para
analizar su reparabilidad, costos y disponibilidad de refacciones (Cesvi
México no emite calificaciones de sus pruebas).
Low-speed crash test to 2012 Chevrolet Sonic for analyzing its
reparability, costs and parts availability (Cesvi Mexico does not rate its
Chevy Sonic | 2012 | Frontal Crash Test | NHTSA | CrashNet1
2012/2013 Chevrolet Sonic 4 DR FWD | High Speed Camera Chevrolet Sonic 4 DR
FWD | High Speed Camera
Also known as:
Overall: 5 Stars
Frontal: 5 Stars
Side: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult
male and a small-sized adult female are placed in the
driver and front passenger seats, respectively, and are
secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed into a fixed
barrier at 35 miles per hour (mph), which is equivalent to a
head-on collision between two similar vehicles each moving
at 35 mph.
Thumbs up for the crash dummies!
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class? Please comment.
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT
sedan. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Chevrolet Niva - Большой тест-драйв (б/у) / Big Test Drive - Шевроле Нива
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Ведущие «Большого тест-драйва» Сергей
Стиллавин и Рустам Вахидов в новом
выпуске б/у-версии решили испытать
внедорожные качества автомобиля Chevrolet
Niva. Что из этого вышло, почему Сергей
отказался подниматься в гору и как друг
друга называют дальнобойщики?
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