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VW Amarok

VW Amarok 2.0 diesel, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

VW Amarok

VW Amarok 2.0 diesel, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 86%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Marginal, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.0 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 32 pts | 64%
PERFORMANCE
8.5 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBobsy G0 plus Isofix
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
8.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBobsy G0/1
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
3.0 pts
See comments
Total 17 pts | 47%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
11.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 4 pts | 57%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
SEATBELT REMINDER
1.0 pts
driver
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model VW Amarok 2.0 diesel, LHD
Body type 4 door PICKUP
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 1985kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Amaroks of the specification tested
Class PICKUP
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags combined head/thorax
Side head airbags combined head/thorax


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs for the front seat occupants. Volkswagen were able to demonstrate that the car would offer similar protection to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, high compression of the test dummy's ribs indicated weak protection of the driver's chest. The car was also penalised for transferring forces into the dummy in a way which could not be done with a human body, resulting in no points being awarded for chest protection. Protection of the neck in a rear impact was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy was not excessive although the vertical acceleration measured in the dummy's chest was higher than recommended values. Both dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints in the side impact. The passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag was unclear and poorly positioned.

Pedestrian
The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored full points but the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection. The bonnet was predominantly good in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head but was poor in most areas where a child's head might strike.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all variants and there is a seatbelt reminder for the driver's seat.

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