2017 Chevrolet Onix Crash Test – Video
The Chevrolet Onix, which is manufactured in Brazil, scored zero stars in adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection. The model had been tested in frontal crash in 2014 when it achieved three stars for adult occupant protection. In order to estimate the result under Latin NCAP’s new crash test protocols (2016) an additional side impact test was conducted. The Onix performed poorly in the test as the side impact brought a high compression in the chest of the adult and showed a high penetration into the structure. The Onix did not offer side impact energy absorption devices in its structure, only bars in its doors. Considering the tests results the Onix would fail to pass the UN basic side impact protection regulation (UN95).The child passengers showed acceptable protection achieving three stars however the model only offers a lap seatbelt in the rear centre position and lacks ISOFIX anchorages. The rear right door opened during the test exposing the child passengers to higher risks.