1998 Isuzu Amigo

small SUV / 2-door SUV

1998 Isuzu Amigo 2-door SUV


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1998-99 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo 2-door 4wd util.

The Isuzu Amigo was redesigned for the 1998 model year after a three-year absence from the market.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head went through the door frame (the door was sharply bowed). There also was too much rearward and far too much upward movement of the steering wheel. Late in the crash, the dummy moved toward the driver door and its head hit the B-pillar.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver space wasn't maintained well.

Intrusion in the footwell area trapped the dummy's left foot under the clutch pedal and contributed to the possibility of lower leg and foot injuries.

The upward movement of the steering wheel compromised control of the dummy's movement.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98016
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 36
Left (cm) 29
Center (cm) 23
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 29
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 17
Right (cm) 11
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 18
Rearward (cm) 12
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 17

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98016
HIC-15 475
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Tension (kN) 2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 31
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Femur force - left (kN) 2.8
Femur force - right (kN) 3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 10
Knee displacement - right (mm) 9
Maximum tibia index - left 1.03
Maximum tibia index - right 0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 7.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 205
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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