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.
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.
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.
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.