Dec. 08, 2000
The results of the 2000 Euro NCAP tests, announced in France on 27th September, 2000, included the first-ever three-star rating for pedestrian protection, awarded to the Daihatsu Sirion.
Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programs) is recognised worldwide as an authority in safety evaluation.
This year it examined 20 small cars in the 1.3-litre class, using methods that included frontal 40%-offset collisions at 64 km/h and side impacts at 50 km/h, as well as a pedestrian impact test for children and adults. A maximum of five stars is awarded for the frontal and side impact tests, and a maximum of four stars for the pedestrian impact test.
The Sirion won three stars in both the pedestrian test and crash tests, making it the first vehicle ever to earn three stars for pedestrian protection.
For more information, see http://www.euroncap.com/
(Phase-7 test results)
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