New Honda Civic has scored full marks in Euro NCAP crash tests courtesy of the highly rigid ACE body structure
The new Honda CR-V has been involved in the latest round of crash tests organised by Euro NCAP and as expected it has received five stars by scoring impressive marks in various assessments. In the adult occupant category 93 per cent was achieved while child occupant, safety assist and vulnerable road users saw 83, 76 and 70 per cents respectively.
The test model used was a left-hand-driven CR-V 2.0 Hybrid and the standard safety equipment onboard were driver, passenger and side airbags (no knee airbags), ISOFIX, pre-tensioner, load limiter, Speed Assist and Lane Assist system, along with a slew of AEB technologies, passenger airbag cut-off switch, and seatbelt reminder.
The CR-V packs a range of active and passive safety technologies and has a highly rigid ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure with use of high strength materials and is adoptable for future advancements in safety. Euro NCAP performs one of the most comprehensive crash tests in the world and it is categorised into different criteria focussing on different parameters in which a car could get hit or avoiding collision using autonomous technologies.
Some of the significant tests include front offset deformable barrier test at 64 kmph, front full width rigid barrier test at 50 kmph, side mobile barrier test at 50 kmph, side pole test at 32 kmph, whiplash low speed sled tests at 16 and 24 kmph, pedestrian head impact, pedestrian lower leg impact and pedestrian upper leg impact tests at 40 kmph and lane support system.
The safety organisation also concentrates on AEB as it’s a widely used technology in modern day cars for avoiding accidents. It is divided into different assessments such as AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) at 45 kmph, AEB inter urban at 80 kmph, AEB pedestrian at 55 kmph, AEB cyclist at 20 kmph. Honda launched the new CR-V in India in October 2018 with a staring price of Rs. 28.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Offered with seven-seat configuration for the first time, it comes with 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder turbo DOHC diesel engine that will also be seen in the soon-arriving Civic. It is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 120 PS at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of peak torque delivered at 2,000 rpm. It is mated to a nine-speed ZF sourced automatic with paddle shifters.
The 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol, on the other hand, develops 154 PS at 6,500 rpm and 189 Nm at 4,300 rpm and is connected to a CVT automatic transmission.