By Andrew Ganz
Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2011 @ 1:51 pm
 
Chevrolet's two flagship four-doors have received top ratings in the European New Car Assessment crash tests: Five stars in all categories.


"The results confirm that both vehicles meet today's highest safety standards. The Volt's safety performance and propulsion concept highlight the reliability and practicality that is inherent to this outstanding design," said Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe, in a statement released to the media.

Chevrolet says that Volt is the first U.S.-branded car capable of traveling on electric propulsion to be rated with Euro NCAP's top assessment.

The Volt will also go on sale in Europe as an Opel, where it will be badged Ampera. Malibu, on the other hand, is entering Europe for the first time as Chevrolet attempts to expand its global lineup.