The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it will soon ramp up safety testing for a selection of 2022-model-year vehicles. Among the vehicles slated for examination are several General Motors models.
The 2022-model-year General Motors models slated for safety testing by the NHTSA all fall under the Chevrolet brand, and include the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, the refreshed Chevy Silverado 1500, the pre-refresh Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited, the Chevy Traverse, and the Chevy Equinox. The NHTSA will be conducting both 5-Star Safety crash test ratings, as well as testing for equipped Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Each of the General Motors vehicles will undergo crash testing that will look at frontal, side, and rollover assessments, which are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 1 star considered to lowest rating, and 5 stars considered the highest. The results of these tests will be displayed on the associated vehicle’s window sticker.
“NHTSA’s rigorous testing system enables people to make informed safety decisions when it comes to purchasing a vehicle,” said NHTSA Acting Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff.
Interestingly, this latest round of testing also includes several electric vehicles, such as the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. “With nine electric vehicle models on this year’s testing list, NHTSA will be able to provide even more safety information about the vehicles in demand,” Dr. Cliff adds.
Additionally, as the latest General Motors vehicles continue to offer additional safety-related technologies, rigorous testing of these systems from the NHTSA continues to gain in importance.
Notably, the list of 2022 vehicles set for testing by the NHTSA represent roughly 86 percent of the new vehicle fleet.
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