Ever since a famous Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test of the 1959 ...
Ever since a famous Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test of the 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and the modern 2009 Chevy Malibu took place, outlining how far the safety technology had advanced in the agency’s 50 years of operation, investigating how older cars fare when rammed against modern vehicles that meet current safety regulations has become a bit of the past time, even if it is only to satisfy curiosity.
Many older vehicles seem to have more robust exterior materials, lending to a notion that they’re safer. This, however, is simply not a case as a crash test between the Mexican Nissan Tsuru, which hasn’t been redesigned since the 90s, and the plastic-faced 2016 Nissan Versa goes to show.
In the video below, the older Tsuru being virtually demolished during this accident and we quickly learn that looks are certainly deceiving.
It seems like that is a same thing the Australasian New Car Assessment Program is out to prove with the two Toyota Corollas.
The organization gives the harrowing warning message, claiming that occupants are twice as likely to die in the crash when inside the car built prior to 2000 than in the new car, and then proceeds to show us what it means by crashing the 1998 Toyota Corolla into its 2015 descendant.
And the results speak for themselves. Stella Stocks, AA Motoring Series General Manager, and goes on to explain that the discrepancies arise because the newer car has the sturdier structure as well as the safety features like airbags, and all in the name of keeping those crash test dummies safe and sound. And seems like the work has paid off.
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