The Euro NCAP results are in: five stars and maximum safety level. The Opel Ampera scored more than the maximum points needed to achieve the top rating in all categories including occupant protection, child safety, pedestrian protection and safety assist. This is after the Euro NCAP rating system has been gradually made more stringent since 2009, which makes the five stars shine even more brightly.
The Ampera turned out top results in the side barrier test. The best values the five-door sedan achieved here are thanks to the combination of solid core body structure, rigid passenger cell and efficient restraint systems. The Ampera is the first car tested by Euro NCAP to score maximum points in the side pole impact test. In this test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 29 km/h into a rigid pole that simulates a tree. Thanks to the outstanding crashworthiness and stiffness of the Ampera’s core body structure, occupants are very well protected.
The electrical safety of the car was also checked after all the impact tests – everything o.k. The high-voltage system remains stable in all impact situations, meaning there is zero additional risk for persons involved. In an emergency, the battery pack can be easily disconnected by rescue services. Just like the Insignia, Astra and Meriva before, the unique Ampera now also demonstrates that it has “normal” Opel virtues. Its suitability for everyday use also applies to everything to do with safety.