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Alfa Romeo 159

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
34
Front: 15.5
Side: 14
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
40
PEDESTRIAN
*
9


 
Adult occupant protection
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 driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus Isofix, forward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus Isofix, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Tested modelAlfa Romeo 159 1.9JTD 'Progression', LHD
Body type4 door saloon
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight1552kg
VIN from which rating appliesZAR939000*07023000

Comments
Front impact
Euro NCAP allowed a repeat of the frontal impact after the incorrect passenger seat belt load-limiter was fitted in the original test. Alfa Romeo checked all cars from the start of production and has now resolved the production fault which led to the error. The knee airbag protected the driver's knees and femurs. Euro NCAP was satisfied that there were no structures in the dashboard on the passenger's side that would present a hazard to the knees and femurs.

Side impact
The rear driver's side door became unlatched in the test, for which the car was penalised.

Child occupant
The passenger airbag could be deactivated to allow rear-facing childseats to be used in the front passenger seat. However, the information regarding the status of the airbag was not sufficiently clear to meet Euro NCAP's requirements. The presence of the ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not sufficiently prominently marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians.

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