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Opel Astra GTC ANCAP Crash Test

Opel Astra GTC
Occupant Protection Score
33.35 out of 37
Pedestrian Protection Rating
18 out of 36
Make Opel
Model Astra GTC
Category Medium
Body Type 3-door hatchback
Variant 1.4 Sport
Tested Vehicles Built 2012
Airbags (if supplied) Front+side+head airbags
Engine size 1.4 L
Kerb Weight 1440 kg
Test Date 25 September 2012
Tested By Euro NCAP


Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

Model History and Safety Features

The tested model of Opel Astra GTC was introduced in Australia during 2012.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

Occupant protection: 5 Stars

The Astra GTC scored 15.07 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.29 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further two points were scored in the pole test.



Frontal Offset Crash Test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.78 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.29 pts.

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 18 mm and upwards 7 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 41mm forward, 13mm downward and 2 mm sideways. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

Side Impact Crash Test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 2.29 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts.

The vehicle was eligible for a pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.



Pedestrian protection: Marginal

In all of the areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was poor. The area likely to be struck by children provided good protection and scored maximum points. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection offered to a pedestrians hip was poor.


Other Modifiers

Modifiers - deductions from side impact test scores

Chest: No deduction

Safety Features

Front airbag - driver S
Front airbag - passenger S
Side airbags (chest protection) - front seats S
Side airbags (head protection) - front seats S
Side airbags (head protection) - 2nd row seats S
Knee airbag - driver X
Three-point seat belts for all forward facing seats S
Front seat belt pretensioners S
Intelligent seat belt reminder - driver S
Intelligent seat belt reminder - front passenger S
Antilock brakes (ABS) S/S/S
Electronic stability control (ESC) S#
Whiplash protection (RCAR protocol) Good
Rear seat belt status indicator X
√ = Fitted to vehicle that was crash tested (where not standard)
S = standard on all models
S* = Standard for petrol models but not available for LPG models until 1 May 2009
O = optional on base variant. May be standard on higher variants
V = not available on base variant but standard or optional on higher variants
X = not available on any variant.
* = not available on the Australian model
# ESC required by ANCAP for 5 star rating from 2008.

Injury Measurements

Refer to the information sheet "How the tests are done"

Offset Crash Test
at 64 km/h

Side Impact
Crash at
50 km/h






HIC 432 383 57
Acceleration (g for 3ms) 49.9 55.3 26.3  
Head Injury Criterion (HIC) is a measure of the potential for head injury. At a HIC of 1000 one in 6 adults will suffer from life-threatening injury to their brain.


Shear (kN) 0.85 0.37 -
Tension (kN) 0.70 0.73 -
Extension (Nm) 11.3 21.1 -


Acceleration (g for 3ms) - - -
Compression (mm) 23.56 20.73 30.56
Viscous Criterion (m/s) 0.07 0.05 0.24
Chest compression of 75 or more, or chest acceleration of 90 or more indicates poor protection from serious chest injury.


Force (kN)     0.640


Force (kN)     1.670

Upper Legs

Force Left (kN) 0.14 0.10  
Force Right (kN) 0.18 0.00  
Knee Disp. Left (mm) 0.30 0.30  
Knee Disp. Right (mm) 0.30 0.40  
An upper leg axial force of 10.9 or more indicates poor protection from serious upper leg (femur) injury.

Lower Legs

Force Left (kN) 1.67 1.43  
Force Right (kN) 1.86 0.76  
Index (upper/lower) Left 0.56 /0.18 0.43 /0.14  
Index (upper/lower) Right 0.28 /0.32 0.21/0.07  
A lower leg index of 1.2 or more indicates poor protection from serious lower leg (tibia) injury.

Bonus points (maximum 5):

Pole test: 2 Seat belt reminders: 2

Pedestrian rating

Child head impacts 12 Upper leg impacts Zero
Adult head impacts Zero Lower leg impacts 6
Total 18 out of 36   Marginal
Astra pedestrian rating

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