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Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC

Opel Astra GTC, 1.4l petrol 'Sport', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC

Opel Astra GTC, 1.4l petrol 'Sport', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 33 pts | 91%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.1 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Marginal, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.1 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.2 pts
Neck: Good

Total 39 pts | 79%
PERFORMANCE
10.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Roemer Duo Plus
Group0+/1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

PERFORMANCE
10.8 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romoer Duo Plus
Group0+/1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
6.0 pts
See comments
Total 18 pts | 50%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
12.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed

Lane Support Systems
Vision Enhancement Systems


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Opel Astra GTC, 1.4l petrol 'Sport', LHD
Body type 3 door
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1437kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all Astra GTCs of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and passenger


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs for both the driver and front passenger dummies. Opel showed that a good level of protection would also be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. In both the side and pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest area. However, the front seat and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. Both the 3 year dummy and the 18 month dummy were properly contained within the shells of their restraints in the side impact, minimising the risk of dangerous head contact. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Permanently attached labels on the sun visor clearly warn of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position.

Pedestrian
In all of the areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was poor and no points were awarded for this part of the assessment. Conversely, the area likely to be struck by small adults and children provided good protection and scored maximum points. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection offered to a pedestrians hip and pelvic area was poor.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard and met Euro NCAP's requirements. Speed limitation devices are available only as an option and were not assessed by Euro NCAP. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger seats only.

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