Crash test Fiat Stilo - EuroNCAP - 2005
Adult occupant: 4
Child occupant: 4
The latest Fiat Stilo achieved a four star adult protection rating after
Euro NCAP allowed frontal and side impact retests. These followed
improvements to the body frame structure, pedal box, fascia beam, energy
absorbing element behind the fascia and rear door handles. Protection for
child occupants was good but, on the 1.6-engined model used here,
protection for pedestrians was poor, gaining only one star.
The dual stage airbags, belt pretensioners and load limiters worked well
with the strong, stable body. But the driver dummy recorded high loads at
its chest. Hard structures behind the steering column and fascia added to
the risk of knee injuries for the driver and passenger. The footwell
suffered little deformation and control of the pedals was good although the
brake was found to be in the blocked position after the test; there was
also very little intrusion.
Impressive protection includes seat-mounted thorax airbags and a head
curtain airbag which also protects those in the rear. However, the top of
the side airbag was found to be still partly inside the seat's side wing.
Loads recorded at the driver's chest were on the high side and forces
transferred unrealistically from his back to the seat, slightly reducing
the loads measured.
Both children were carried forward facing in Britax Romer Duo Plus
restraints fitted using the car's ISOFIX anchorages and top tethers. A
permanent pictogram and a seven language text label fitted to both sides of
the passenger's sun visor warns against placing a child in a rear facing
restraint opposite an active airbag. The 18 month old was protected in both
impacts as was the 3 year old in the side impact. But the chest load on the
older child in the frontal impact was a little high.
A Stilo with a 1.6 engine was assessed. Tests on a 1.4 version are being
considered and, if different, will be published by Euro NCAP. The bonnet
top where a child's head might strike and, to a small degree its leading
edge, gave cushioning. No parts of the bumper offered any protection,
Fiat Stilo Crash
Crashed Fiat Stilo. Nobody died! Sorry for bad English. // Összetört Fiat
Stilo. Megcsúszott a kanyarban és egy fának csapódott. Senki nem halt
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