Fiat Panda hatchback fails Euro NCAP crash testsDecember 5, 2018
An independent European committee Euro NCAP has tested the Fiat Panda hatchback for safety. As a result, the car failed the test without typing a single star. This is the lowest safety score for Euro NCAP machines this year. Prior to this, in 2017, the Fiat Punto hatchback also scored zero stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
The safety of adult passengers of the Fiat Panda Euro NCAP is estimated at 45%, the safety of children at 16%, and pedestrians at 47%. In a frontal collision there is a high risk of injury to the chest from the passenger in front. With the rear kick there is a high risk of whip injury to the rear passenger.
For the work of electronic assistants Fiat Panda scored only 7%. The car has no autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) for pedestrian protection, autonomous emergency braking system in urban environments AEB City, speed control system and the function of keeping the car in the lane. The message Euro NCAP emphasizes that this result has led to the lack of basic for the European market security systems.
“The biggest concern is that Fiat Panda is seen in many countries as a good choice for young drivers and young families,” said Matthew Avery, research director.
Also, as a result of crash tests, only one star received a new Jeep Wrangler. Experts estimated at 50% the protection of the driver and front passengers, in 69% the protection of children passengers, at 49% the protection of pedestrians. In a frontal collision there is a risk of the driver getting serious injuries to the chest and legs. The researchers also noted the lack of fasteners for a child seat in the front seat. For pedestrians, the most dangerous is the hood of the car. The effectiveness of active safety systems was able to score 32% at the end of the crash test.
Also in the tests took part: Audi Q3, BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and Volvo S60. Following the crash tests, these cars received five stars for safety.
Since January 2016, the updated version of the Euro NCAP test method has entered into force. In addition to standard impacts on deformable obstacles, it involves tests of a pedestrian collision avoidance system. The car is accelerated to 40 km / h, after which it must detect a dummy on the carriageway and minimize the speed in front of it or stop.