Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Latest NCAP Crash Test Results

The Proton website has this to say about the new Savvy, "Road bullies, beware! With a body strength of 17,000N/mm, the Proton Savvy is as tough as a car twice its size."

Now most cars only have ABS but the Savvy has:

1. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
2. EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
3. BEBD (Back-up Electronic Brake-force Distribution)

I have some idea what ABS is, but what the hell are the other two?

Anyway, Euro NCAP, Europe’s leading independent crash test organisation, has confirmed that the Peugeot’s 1007 is the highest scoring car ever in all classes for adult occupant protection (one of seven cars to be awarded the coveted Euro NCAP five star rating).
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The model is also the best in the Super Mini Class.

The Proton Waja (Proton Impian in Europe) received the three star rating for adult occupant protection and one star for pedestrian protection in 2002. I am not sure whether the Proton Savvy has been tested as yet.

Here is the summary of the results:

Superminis:

Peugeot 1007
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 3 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 2 star

Renault Clio
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 1 star

Citroën C1
Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Child Protection: 3 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 2 star

Suzuki Swift
Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Child Protection: 3 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 3 star

smart forfour
Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Child Protection: 2 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 1 star

Small Family Cars:

Mercedes A-Class
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 2 stars

Fiat Stilo
Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 1 stars

Dacia Logan
Occupant Protection: 3 stars
Child Protection: 3 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 1 star

Family Cars:

BMW 3-Series
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 1 star

VW Passat
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 2 stars

Executive Cars:

Lexus GS300
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 2 star

Small MPVs:

Opel/Vauxhall Zafira
Occupant Protection: 5 stars
Child Protection: 4 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 2 stars

Honda FR-V
Occupant Protection: 4 stars
Child Protection: 3 stars
Pedestrian Protection: 3 stars

The full results will be on the web site www.euroncap.com from today (28 June).

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