2017 Chevy Bolt Receives Top Safety Award from the IIHS

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Families who are in the market for a fun, safe new vehicle will be delighted to learn that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt has received top marks for safety from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new Bolt is the first and only all-electric vehicle to receive the institute’s Top Safety Pick award so far this year.


“The Bolt earns good ratings in all five of the Institute’s crashworthiness tests–small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints,” a representative for the IIHS said in a recent statement. “It also has an optional front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating. The car avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph and the system has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.”

The only area where the IIHS felt the 2017 Bolt could be improved was in its headlights. “[The headlights] provide fair to good visibility but produce excessive glare for oncoming drivers,” the institute stated.

However, the Bolt’s headlights are still among the best in its class. Other vehicles that were chided for their apparent lighting deficiencies include the Honda Civic, the Subaru Crosstrek, the Volkswagen Golf, the Nissan Sentra and the Lexus CT 200h.

Among the Bolt’s award-winning safety features are multiple airbags (including a rear head air bag, a side head airbag, and a rear body air bag), brake assist, a top-of-the-line rollover protection system, and lane departure warning. Additional safety features are available as well–just ask a Chevy dealer near you for more information.

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV also includes a range of brand new technology–the car can even use a mobile app to access advanced GPS routing. The vehicle is capable of designing custom routes just for you which will maximize the Bolt’s 200+ mile range and even give you the locations of nearby charging stations. If you get stuck somewhere, the vehicle’s OnStar 4G LTE system comes complete with high-speed Wi-Fi so that help is never far away.

Best of all, the new 2017 Chevy Bolt comes with a 10-inch MyLink color touchscreen display that allows drivers and passengers to enjoy their favorite music and apps via the magic of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. You can even sync up your phone to enable hands-free voice calls and texting.

In response to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s praise of the new 2017 Bolt, Chevrolet has moved up the vehicle’s release date. That means that the new vehicle will appear at your favorite Fox Lake Chevy dealer in August 2017. You can place your order for a new Bolt today at Ray Chevrolet.