The new Chevrolet Captiva managed to achieve top five-star Euro NCAP rating. The SUV gathered 88% rating overall for adult occupant protection in the event of a collision. The Captiva joins the Orlando, Volt, Cruze and New Aveo in Chevrolet's five-star line-up – cars that were already highly regarded for their five-star equipment levels, but also excel in safety terms as well.

"It's great news that the Captiva has gained a five-star Euro NCAP rating – it proves that the design appeal of our new range of vehicles is more than just skin deep. We might have one of the most modern and best-looking model ranges on the market, but safety is just as paramount as kerbside appeal, and the current Chevrolet line-up clearly delivers both.", commented Chevrolet UK Managing Director Mark Terry.

"Customers can really choose a Chevrolet with confidence. Not one of our current models is more than two years old. Modern design, safety and reliability are key reasons for choosing a Chevrolet, not to mention the fact we still offer some of the best value cars on the market.", added Mark Terry.

Standard safety equipment includes standard Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Brake Assist, Descent Control, front, side and roof curtain airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, 3x3-point rear seatbelts, ISOFIX child restraint system, active head restraints, a releasable pedal assembly and an electronic parking brake.

2011 Chevrolet Captive is available with a new 2.2 liter common-rail turbodiesel with a nice 184PS (135 kW). The price starts from just £21 995.

2011 Chevrolet Captiva crash

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Source: Chevrolet