The first crash test Lada Granta

I always felt some kind of trick, while talking to engineers and laboratory management passive safety AvtoVAZ, he watched as prepared for slaughter "Grant" glue over the sensors, weighed, tried on a set at the end of the band booster deformable barrier. I always say that "Grant" is good because it even in the basic "Standard", where there is nothing but the car itself, there are driver’s airbag, that none of the competitors for the money so much care about the safety does not show.
And I, being a little out of it after the term fees and emergency flights in Togliatti, trying to keep in mind the known facts about the car. Something is not right … Stop! That’s it. Just a few months ago, Anton Chuikin, returning with AvtoVAZ to the first story about the "grant", said that there was no air in the base will not be the car for 220,000 rubles easy fit into existing rules and without a pillow — and then the real me machine in its simplest version, which, however, the pillow is! Where is the truth?


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It turns out that in the past, the concept has changed a bit: now driving eyrbeg will be on all the "grants" without exception, rather than starting with an intermediate "Norms" for 256,000. Price question kept within 9,000 rubles, and now the basic version will cost 229,000. Quite a modest increase to the price and a giant leap forward.
Even taking into account the fact that the "Standard" will have about 15% of all "grant" — the 15% of the buyers removed from the list fatalist for whom price is more important than their own safety. Now in their fate decided to intervene himself AvtoVAZ — and for that deserves our profound respect.


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The current test — one of the mandatory certification of the vehicle. Today, the basic beat, "Grant" (with a pillow!) With a speed of 56 km / h on a deformable barrier with 40 percent overlap. Hitting the requirements EuroNCAP occurs in similar conditions but at a speed of 8 km / h above. Since the "Grant" is intended only for the domestic market and the near abroad, the rules of the European organization of it and no one calls.
Although the performance achieved is quite on the level: the deformation salon is not observed, the dummy driver slammed into the exact center of the pillow, the minimum offset pedals, instrument panel remained in place, the driver’s door after the application of a force (without tools) opened.


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Great help in finishing security "Grants" that used the platform for her, "Kalina" thoroughly studied and is in itself a very decent in this regard. Mathematical model of deformation of the body there was, it only should optimize to the new exterior and interior elements, the application of new restraints, development and production of Japanese-German company Takata-Petri. On the last separate conversation.


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The car passed the test, even in the most simple version - with one pillow and the usual inertia seat - these are 85% of "grant".  Seat belts with pretensioners and second eyrbeg - bundling privilege "Lux"
The car passed the test, even in the most simple version — with one pillow and the usual inertia seat — these are 85% of "grant". Seat belts with pretensioners and second eyrbeg — bundling privilege "Lux"
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This company (or rather, its European subsidiary) has helped to develop a steering wheel, pillows, belts, manage, electronics, ensuring compliance with the technical requirements. After all, even the most expensive version of the "Suite" with additional features which will deliver and side airbags, unlikely to be much more expensive 350 thousand rubles. The level of prices and the resulting set of options for him to date of the competition. In this case, Takata-Petri came to the Russian auto industry a good long time: in April 2012 in Ulyanovsk, it will launch its own production of components of passive safety systems, which in addition to AvtoVAZ, GAZ will buy, "Sollers", "Reno", "Volkswagen", "Nissan "…

At the door is now completely new bars - made from special section, instead of the tubular at the "Kalina"
At the door is now completely new bars — made from special section, instead of the tubular at the "Kalina"
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And the "Grant" in the meantime is preparing to enter the international level — at least in terms of security. For example, the project has already laid the elements of pedestrian protection. However, by and large they got the budget sedan from the future modernized "Kalina", calculated on the foreign markets. With her "Grants" are common, for example, the bonnet and wings, are moved to a safer location hood hinges, reduced thickness of the lining covering the wiper mechanisms, changed rolling edges of the wings. And it will be on every "Grant!"

Blow on a deformable barrier with 40 percent overlap.  Speed - 56 km / h
Blow on a deformable barrier with 40 percent overlap. Speed — 56 km / h
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I respect the current AvtoVAZ and the people working there are more and more.
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Posted on 03/10/2011 at 05:00

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