Video from Synaptic Digital and General Motors: Chevrolet's Small Cars Gain Traction in All Weather, Sales

Video from Synaptic Digital and General Motors: Chevrolet's Small Cars Gain
Traction in All Weather, Sales

Detroit, Feb. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With increasing numbers of
Chevrolet's small cars on the road as the weather turns for the worst, owners
can drive confidently in conditions from tropical storms in Florida to the icy
streets of Minnesota.

See video from General Motorsat:
http://gm.synapticdigital.com/GLOBAL/Chevrolet/small-car-safety-in-bad-weather/s/dff52055-f0f9-431e-bf93-2dcce2adba43

Stereotypes abound: smaller vehicles can't handle bad weather safely and
smoothly. Chevrolet is disproving these beliefs by testing Cruze, Sonic and
Spark in conditions beyond snow and ice, enabling class-competitive safety,
and equipping the line-up with more advanced technologies than ever before.

"We've seen an 11 percent sales increase of Chevrolet small cars since last
year," said Jim Federico, executive chief engineer, General Motors Small Cars.
"These small cars are designed for consumers, climates and terrains around the
country. Coupled with a number of advanced technologies, people can rest
assured that our smallest cars will perform well when any inclement weather
rolls in."

Both Cruze and Sonic have earned five-star overall safety ratings by the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Sonic is the only car in its
segment to achieve this) and Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Chevrolet small cars can help keep drivers safe and on the road due in part to
safety technologies found in larger vehicles and SUVs, such as standard
StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, traction
control and anti-lock brakes.

The Cruze, Sonic and Spark raise the bar for small car safety. With six
months of standard OnStar on these vehicles, specially trained emergency
advisors can send the vehicle's precise GPS location to emergency responders.

The Chevy small car trio also undergoes a variety of durability tests.

In addition to live road testing, Chevrolet also simulates the unpredictable
in a variety of tests at GM's Milford Proving Ground. Winter-mimicking tests
like the Salt Mist Facility, Salt Splash Road, and Corrosion Booth repeatedly
expose vehicles' exteriors and underbodies to salt, water and dirt. .

"Our small cars are safer and more capable year round than ever and still
offer versatility for winter fun with leading cargo capacity to fit anything
from your snowshoes to shopping bags," said Federico.

Chevrolet's mini, small and compact car sales followed a successful 2012 by
surpassing 25,000 units in January and were up 18 percent.

To learn more about Chevrolet's small car offerings, visit the Chevrolet Cruze
andChevrolet Sonic/Spark Facebook pages, and follow on Twitter at@ChevyLife.

Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos
athttp://www.thenewsmarket.com.

CONTACT: Annalisa Bluhm, Cruze, Sonic and Spark
         Chevrolet Communications
         586-713-5907
         annalisa.bluhm@chevrolet.com
        
         Synaptic Digital, New York
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