Shocking: the crash test of a model of 2017 in front of one of 1997


Honde Civic 2017 Vs. Rover Metro.

to Say that today’s vehicles are much safer than their predecessors is almost fall down in a topic. The technology related to the security, whether active or passive, is advancing every year, generation after generation. So it is no mystery that the vehicles are increasingly safe.

In the same way that evolve the vehicles, do you also the rules and procedures that serve to be able to analyze the security in our vehicles, so looking at the ratings in crash tests from organizations such as the EuroNCAP we really can’t but to compare the level of security among models peers, and the like, but it doesn’t serve us to get a glimpse of how much more secure are the models of today with respect to models with more time.

that is the question that has been made in the Thatcham Research Centre, a research centre created by the british insurers that, like Euro NCAP (where he was a member Thatcham since 2004), examines and monitors the safety of our vehicles before an accident. In Thatcham have only found an answer, submit to the same crash tests of two vehicles of the same segment, with 20 years of difference.


The Sling supports the coup to more than 60 km/h with fortitude.

The models chosen have been the Rover Metro, released in 1997 in Spain under the designation Series 100 and a Honda Jazz. To the naked eye are very different models, the Honda is much more voluminous, but remains, as the Rover 100 in his time, of a size quite content in the current market.

The result, as could not be otherwise, it has been creepy. In a front crash test asymmetrical, the model of 1997 has been completely destroyed and if the crash test dummies would have been a passenger in real, these would have died before the force of the impact.

The video does not require too much explanation, the shock-absorbing zones of the body of the Honda have been met to the perfection and have been able to absorb the force of the collision at 60 mph (64.3 km/h). The passengers of the japanese model would have been able to exit the vehicle without major consequences, in the case of the Rover not.


The old Rover presents serious problems before an impact.

The Rover is crushed, literally, against the barrier, the smashed windshield is clear even by the force of the blow (probably even after the head of the occupant contact with the and the passengers you are not more than unprotected from the force of the blow. They will receive a force so brutal, that in the case of non-death would suffer serious injuries.

The own seat of the driver relents, moving forward and crushing the driver, forces and measures to the height of the head exceed three times the amount of the threshold of high risk for brain injury.

As a curiosity, the Rover 100 was in 1997 one of the models
sold in its category in United Kingdom. After passing Euro NCAP, only
managed to sign a star