The newly launched2009 Lancia Delta was has been awarded five prestigious Euro NCAP stars to all aspects of driver and passenger protection.
The designers studied all possible types of accident: frontal and side impacts, overturning and nose-to-tail crashes. Consideration was also made for the different speeds at which collisions can take place, the different types of obstacles and the protection of occupants with greatly differing physical characteristics. Altogether, 15,000 hours of calculations, 80 crash tests,150 HyGe sled simulations and 100 tests on components and subsystems were carried out.
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