Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Rover 600 1997

620 Si , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Aug 1997

Rover 600 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
3 (19.0%)
8 (44.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The 600's passenger compartment became structurally unstable during the frontal impact and the driver ran a high risk of life-threatening chest and abdominal injuries in the side impact. The distance by which the steering wheel was displaced backwards into the cabin during the front impact posed further risks of injury, while stiff structures in the lower facia around the knee impact area increased the likelihood of damage to the driver's knees, thighs and pelvis.

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