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Chevrolet Kalos

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
***
17
Front: 6
Side: 11.2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
26
PEDESTRIAN
**
11


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Adequate, Neck: Good, Chest: Poor, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Marginal, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Weak, Left foot: Weak
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Weak, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer Cosy-Tot ISOFIX, rearward 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 modelChevrolet Kalos 1.2SE, RHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight1038kg
VIN from which rating appliesKL1SF487J6B491940

Comments
Front impact
The driver dummy's head bottomed-out the airbag and deformed the upper part of the steering-wheel rim. The lower part of the steering-wheel was deformed by contact with the chest. Damage around the driver's door aperture suggested that the bodyshell had been loaded as far as posssible and could not have withstood a more severe impact. Structures in the dashboard presented a potential hazard to the knees and femurs of the driver and the passenger.

Side impact
Protection of the chest was rated as 'weak'.

Child occupant
The head of the 3 year old dummy moved forward more than 550mm in the frontal test, making it vulnerable to contact with parts of the car's interior. A rearward-facing child restraint should not be used in the front passenger's seat as the airbag in that position cannot be deactivated. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not sufficiently prominently marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored no points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' lower legs.

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