Are Opels safe cars?

Are Opels safe cars?

Are Opels safe cars?

We take a look at the current lineup of Opel models offered locally to see what standard safety equipment can be found on board, and which models offer the most in terms of safety, both active and passive.

Motor vehicles are inherently dangerous. The human body was not designed to travel by car or to withstand the forces acting on it, especially in the event of a motor vehicle accident. In-vehicle safety should be your number one priority. Choosing to help protect your vehicle is vital to your health.

Modern safety systems have helped reduce the number of fatalities from road accidents, but this is constantly offset by the number of additional vehicles entering our roads each year.

Supplementary restraint systems, collision avoidance features, and early warning systems are all designed to help avoid accidents or reduce the chance of injury in the event of an accident.

We took a look at the current Opel range and looked at their safety stats and features to help you decide if your Opel is safe. Below you will find some examples of features that contribute to vehicle safety ratings.

Opel Corsa

The Opel Corsa is the smallest car in the Opel range, but this B-segment hatchback isn’t shy about specs. You get no less than 6 airbags and anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).

The Corsa range is equipped with Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Anti-Slip Program (ESP), and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Lane Keep Assist prevents you from veering into oncoming traffic. The Corsa has ISOFIX mounts on the outboard rear seats.

Opel Crossland

The Crossland is Opel’s crossover SUV that literally takes your driving to the next level. The increased ground clearance and raised seating position give you a better view of the road, but you don’t have to worry about the safety side of things as it also comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBA and EBD, TCS, ESC, HSA. ISOFIX mounts at the rear for compatible child seats. Land Departure Warning is standard on all variants.

Opel Combo

The Opel Combo can be used as both a van and a multi-person vehicle (MPV). The cargo model has less safety equipment, as most of it would be wasted on inanimate cargo, but the Combo Life MPV has a decent addition. Cargo has 2 airbags, ABS with EBD but no EBA.

The Life Edition comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and EBA, TCS, and ESC. Only the LIfe has ISOFIX mounts at the rear.

Opel Grandland X

The Opel Grandland is the largest local product. The mid-size crossover SUV is the flagship of the range, and the safety system backs that up. The Grandland X comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and EBA, TCS, ESP, HSA, and Lane Departure Warning with Assist. With ISOFIX mounts at the rear, the Grandland X has a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.

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