Euro NCAP: Opel / Vauxhall Adam scores 4-star safety rating image

The new Opel / Vauxhall Adam has scored a total of 4 stars after being crash tested by the safety specialists at Euro NCAP.

Opel’s smallest model up to date, the Adam, has scored a 4-star safety rating in the latest results posted on Euro NCAP’s official website. The model in question scored 87 percent in Adult Occupant protection, 72 percent in Child Occupant protection, 65 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 81 percent in the Safety Assist. In the Adult Occupant protection, the model remained stable in the frontal impact and dummy readings indicated good protection to the knees and femurs of the driver and front passenger.

In the side barrier test, the Opel Adam showed good protection of all body regions except the chest, which was adequately protected. In the side pole test, weak protection to the chest was indicated and marginal protection was seen in the event of a rear-end collision. Child occupants were not very well protected in the front or the side impact tests. Pedestrian safety was increased by the front bumper, which is protection pedestrians’ legs, while the front edge of the bonnet was good in most areas tested but it only provided poor protection. ESC is standard on the Adam too. The model tested was a 1.4 JAM.