Industry-First Flexible Venting Air Bag to Debuts in the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Rudolph Chevrolet in El Paso, TX offers the 2013 Chevy Cruze, which is equipped with an industry-first flexible venting driver air bag.

Online PR News – 26-January-2013 – El Paso, TX – Chevrolet has pioneered numerous automotive safety features, and its most recent innovation could revolutionize vehicle air bag systems. Chevy’s industry-first flexible venting driver air bag has debuted in the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, which is available now at Rudolph Chevrolet in El Paso, TX. Click here for availability information.

The flexible venting air bag was created to reduce the risk of inflation-induced injuries to drivers of varying size and weight. Chevy’s new air bag differs from previous systems, which utilized dual-stage inflators. The more complex systems had a different inflator for low-speed and high-speed collisions that varied in the amount of pressure used to inflate the airbag. The 2013 Cruze uses a single-stage inflating “smart air bag” that allows the driver’s forward momentum to push air out and away to minimize their impact with the air bag.

The new flexible venting is not only safer for lighter passengers. In fact, when the 2013 Cruze was tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it received the highest possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. The new air bag system tested just as high as the previous, dual-stage air bag system found in the 2011 and 2012 Cruze models.

“This new air bag technology is a smart way to manage crash forces, and is an integral part of Cruze’s continued success in safety testing,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness. “The latest safety rating reflects the confidence we have in its new and carry-over safety technologies and overall crashworthiness.” For more information, read Chevy’s press release.

This is not the first new air bag technology to debut in Chevy vehicles this year. The Chevrolet Traverse features another industry-first with its front center air bag.

To learn more about the revolutionary flexible venting driver air bag available in the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, visit Rudolph Chevrolet in El Paso, TX. For purchasing information on the 2013 Cruze, visit the Texas dealer online, at

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