Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Rover 100 1996

111i , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 1997

Rover 100 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating ½ Star
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder

Not Available
Not Available
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The Rover 100 was awarded only one star for protection in frontal and side impact. However, with a little improvement it would move into the two-star category. In the frontal-impact test, the head and loadings on both knees failed to meet the new criteria. Furthermore, the rearward and upward displacement of the steering wheel also failed to comply. Under side-impact crash test conditions, loadings to the chest and abdomen were greater than those which are to be permitted by the future requirements. In frontal impact, the major problems related to excessive intrusion and instability of the passenger compartment. Better control of steering wheel displacement would be needed to overcome the Rover 100's head protection problems. For protection of the lower limbs, reducing intrusion and improving the knee-impact area would be most beneficial. In side impact, reduced loading of the chest and abdomen is needed, while at the same time controlling the loading on the pelvis.

Driver head - Poor
Driver neck - Marginal
Driver chest - Weak
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Poor Driver left femur - Poor
Driver right lower leg - Weak Driver left lower leg - Marginal
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Poor
Side impact abdomen - Poor
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

First phase (1997) test - scores not available. Driver's airbag fitted to test car was introduced as an option from early 1995.