Opel/Vauxhall Vectra | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating

27 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Opel/Vauxhall Vectra | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating
Opel Vectra

Opel/Vauxhall Vectra

The Vectra footwell intrusion in the frontal the driver ran a high risk of life-threatening chest injuries in the test: the car would fail to forthcoming side-impact legislation for new The amount by which the steering into the cabin in the frontal also gave cause for However, in the side-impact test, for the driver’s head and pelvis was

Front impact

The driver’s screen pillar was backwards by only 57mm and the passenger compartment remained stable. The driver’s door not be opened normally because of to the handle, but opened easily the latch mechanism was operated. The door opened normally. The wheel was pushed backwards by (2.3in) and upwards by 82mm There was moderate footwell – the brake pedal was pushed by 134mm (5.3in).

Head was downgraded to adequate because of wheel intrusion. This have posed an even risk to shorter or taller or those in different seating Protection for his neck was good.

The restraint system kept the chest away from the wheel, though forces to his chest via the seat belt some risk of injury. for the knees, thighs and pelvis as ‘good’, but ‘poor’ for the left leg. Footwell intrusion in foot and ankle protection rated as ‘marginal’. Protection for the passenger was generally good, forces transmitted via the seat presented an injury risk to his

The results for the passenger dummy not modified on the basis of any structural to the car.

Side impact

for the driver’s head and pelvis as good, but data taken the dummy showed that the of the car struck him a blow to the chest and a high risk of life-threatening There was also some of injury to his abdomen.

head impact Only one of the six locations met proposed legislation: a bonnet strengthener. However, two better than average, one of came close to meeting standards. Three points worse than average – the coolant reservoir cap, the air filter and above a suspension Upper leg impact None of the tests met proposed legislation. All on the bonnet’s leading edge better than average.

Adult head impact of the tests met proposed legislation. points were better average: one over the wiper one on a washer nozzle, above the lip and at a chosen point on the bonnet. Two were worse than one of which was a bonnet hinge. Leg None of the three tests met

One of the bumper tests was better average, two were worse.

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