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|Occupant Protection Score||
33.35 out of 37
|Pedestrian Protection Rating||
18 out of 36Marginal
|Body Type||3-door hatchback|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Modifiers - deductions from side impact test scores
Chest: No deduction
|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|
|Seat belt pretensioners (front / rear outboard)||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.
|Refer to the information sheet "How the tests are done"||
Offset Crash Test
|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.|
|Acceleration (g for 3ms)||-||-||-|
|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 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.|
|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|
|Child head impacts||12||Upper leg impacts||Zero|
|Adult head impacts||Zero||Lower leg impacts||6|
|Total||18 out of 36||Marginal|