Adam and the Cosmic Star with comments

In the last round of Euro NCAP crash test Lexus IS, Mazda 6, Toyota Corolla too Mitsubishi Space star and Opel Adam. Only two small models failed to reach five stars.

Lexus has completely revamped its mid-range IS model - apparently successful, as evidenced by the EuroNCAP five-star crash test. Both with a frontal impact, and in the side and in a collision with a support, the Japanese did not show vulnerability and received a rating of 5%. The Lexus IS was able to confidently meet 91% of the child safety criteria. And even in the pedestrian protection test, thanks to the active front cover, the Japanese managed to earn points. As for the safety equipment, the inspectors considered the only disadvantage the lack of a regular speed limiter.

Five stars for the station wagon "six"

The same high level and the same five-star rating is protected in crash tests and the Mazda 6 station wagon. However, in a head-on collision, an easily opening door resulted in a deduction of points. However, Mazda achieved 92% of its passenger safety test results. There was a slight digression regarding child safety. When the child seat is facing forward, the pressure on the child's head in the event of a rear impact is partially too high. The hard edge of the bonnet was also criticized in pedestrian protection testing.

The latest crash test also tested the Toyota Corolla. With unobtrusive discretion, this Japanese man also scored enough points for a five-star result. It was based on good ratings for passenger protection and child safety. There were only criticisms of the laborious installation of the Isofix child seat. Points were also deducted for the rigid, inelastic edge of the bonnet during a pedestrian crash test, as well as for the safety equipment section due to the lack of a speed limiter.

Opel Adam with four stars

The Opel Adam approached the highest score, but had to settle for four stars. The otherwise good results in terms of passenger safety were overshadowed by the excessive load on the upper body in a side impact. The inspectors also found increased neck pressures in back impacts. There were also disadvantages in child safety, as not all child seats could be fitted outside the rear seat.

And the Mitsubishi Space Star (Mirage) has only four stars. The good results in occupant protection were overshadowed by an increased risk of injury to the driver's legs in the event of a frontal collision. The child safety test criticized the unclear position of the passenger airbag next to the driver and, as with Opel, the limited ability to fit some child seats in the outer seats.

2020-08-30

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