The Ford Fiesta is now the first car in it's segment to earn top crash test ratings in each of the world's largest auto markets that perform safety testing, the U.S., China and Europe. Ford Fiesta adds five-star safety rating in China to similar top ratings in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
► 2012 Volvo C30 Electric - CRASH TEST
At the Detroit Auto Show 2011 Volvo Cars is spotlighting the important issue of electric car safety in an unusual, but distinctive way. On the company's stand there is a Volvo C30 Electric that has undergone a frontal collision test at 40 mph (64 km/h). "Our tests show it is vital to separate the batteries from the electric car's crumple zones to make it as safe as a conventional car. In Detroit we are the first car maker to show the world what a truly safe electric car looks like after a collision with high-speed impact," says Volvo Cars' President and CEO Stefan Jacoby.
2008 Hummer H3 moderate overlap test
2008 Hummer H3 frontal 40 mph moderate overlap front test
Overall evaluation: Acceptable
Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=907
Ford F150 and Honda Civic frontal crash test by IIHS
When large, truck-based SUVs collide with passenger cars or minivans, the results can be devastating for the occupants of the latter.
But fatalities in such accidents are on the decrease in the United States thanks to measures employed by automakers. Traffic deaths are down 64 percent since the year 2000 due to changes in automobile design such as lower bumpers for SUVs and better-protect cabin cells for passenger cars.
In 2000, the death rate for car and minivan passengers in collisions with trucks or SUVs was 44 deaths per million. That came down to 16 deaths per million by 2009.
The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a private-sector group based in Arlington, Virginia.
"By working together, the automakers got life-saving changes done quickly," said Joe Nolan, the institute's chief administrative officer.
2011 Ford Fiesta sedan side test
2011 Ford Fiesta sedan with standard side airbags 31 mph side test
Overall evaluation: Good
Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=1395
Die Hölle in der Crash-Anlage
In der ADAC Testanlage: Die wohl größte Herausforderung, der sich ein Auto stellen kann. Aber auch die realistischste. Diesmal treffen im ADAC Crashtest die kleinen von Ford und Peugeot aufeinander.
Ford Fiesta History 1976-2012
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Ford Fiesta History 1976-2012:
1975 Blue Car - European Fiesta Prototype by Ghia
1975 Fiesta Preview
1975 Mini-Mites - American Fiesta Prototype
1976 Fiesta Ghia MK1
1976 Fiesta MK1 53 cv
1979 Fiesta 155 cv 800 kg - Monte Carlo Race
1980 Fiesta Super S 1.3
1980 Ford Pockar - Concept
1981 Fiesta XR2 1.6 84 cv
1983 Fiesta MK2
1983 Ghia Barchetta - Concept
1989 Fiesta Urba - Concept
1990 Ghia Fiesta Bebop - Concept
1990 Ghia Zig - Concept
1992 Courier Van
1992 Fiesta RS 1800i 16v 130 cv
1993 Fiesta 1.3 60 cv
1994 Ford Ka - Concept
1996 Fiesta Zetec 1.4 16v 89 cv
1996 Ford Lynx - Concept
1996 Ghia Saetta 1.3 - Concept
1997 Puma Zetec SE 1.7 16v 125 cv
1998 Courier 1.4 - Brasil
1998 Courier F1 - Concept
1998 Fiesta 1.0
1998 Turing Ka 1.7 16v 125 cv - Concept
1999 Fiesta Championship - Si 130 cv
1999 Mazda 121 - Japão
2000 Courier Sport - Concept
2000 Fiesta GLX 1.6 Zetec Rocam 95 cv
2000 Fiesta Sport
2000 Ford Ka XR 1.6 - Brasil
2000 Ghia Street Ka 1.7 16v - Concept
2000 Puma ST160 Cosworth 160 cv
2001 Courier Sport
2002 Fiesta Supercharger 1.0 Zetec Rocam 95 cv
2003 Ford Ka
2003 Ford SteetKa UK Winter Edition Hard Top
2004 Ford EcoSport 4WD
2005 Fiesta ST
2005 Kabriolet tuned by Sulam - Brasil
2009 Fiesta 5 doors
2009 Fiesta ECOnetic
2009 Fiesta S
2009 Ford Ka - Brasil
2009 Ford Ka
2010 Fiesta Sedan
2010 Ford Ka Tuning 1600 - Concept
2011 Fiesta RS WRC
2011 Ford Eco Sport
Crash Test 2012 - Hyundai Accent / Verna / i25 (Frontal Offset) IIHS
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Hyundai Accent was redesigned for the 2012 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag and the top of the A-pillar.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the A-pillar hit was low.
Volvo Crash Test Center.mpg
Volvos crash-test laboratory now 10 years new
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At Volvo, the ability to replicate road accidents contributes to world-class crash safety.
Volvo's crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the almost 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners some of the safest cars.
"We can replicate most of the incident and accident scenarios that take place out on the roads. By analyzing these and then testing new safety technology in the crash-test laboratory, we can improve the safety level in our cars so that they become even safer in real-life traffic conditions," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo.
When the new safety center was inaugurated by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf in early 2000, it was one of the most advanced in the car industry - a position it has retained over the years thanks to the continuous implementation of new equipment and new test methods.
The latest technology infusion is in the form of a set of digital high-speed cameras that can take 200,000 frames per second.