See the crash test of the old and modern Ford Fiesta hatchbackOctober 18, 2018
The test was timed to the 20th anniversary of the introduction of mandatory crash tests in Europe
Global NCAP published a video in which two Fiesta, a new one and an old one, were pushed together. One of the hatchbacks was released in 1998, and the other in the current one. Tests timed to the 20th anniversary of the introduction of mandatory crash tests of new cars in Europe.
During the frontal crash test, both Ford Fiesta hatchbacks moved at a speed of 64 kilometers per hour. In an old car with such an accident, the driver and passenger would get injuries incompatible with life. In the new Fiesta the risk of serious injury will be minimal.
According to representatives of the organization, the introduction of mandatory crash tests and tests of Euro NCAP have helped save about 78,000 lives since 1997. In total, the number of fatal accidents on European roads has decreased from 45,000 (as of the mid-1990s) to 25,000 (at present).
Previously, the crash tests of the old and modern Toyota Corolla were shown, the old Rover 100 and Honda Jazz of the last generation were compared, and the third-generation Nissan Sentra and the current Nissan Versa.