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So far I have only managed to undercover the results of one safety test for the Estima range (the Lucida), which was carried out by Japans OSA (National Organisation for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid)

Here is the relevant extract:

Details of the results of FY 1998 crashworthiness test for frontal collision

ESTIMA LUCIDA X(FY1998)

Injury Risk Door openability Rescuability Fuel leakage after the test
driver front seat passenger
driver front
  There was comparatively small deformation at the frontal portion of the vehicle, and the collision
energy was almost completely absorbed within the frontal portion of the vehicle (equals the engine
compartment area). There was comparatively small deformation in the footwell area of both driver
and passenger.
  The dummies remained securely restrained, and their posture was hardly changed after the
collision.

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@@@@ How to check test results

Risk of occupant being seriously injured

(6 ranks)

Risk of occupant being seriously injured

(6 ranks)

Illustrates the ease in opening each door after the collision. Illustrates the ease in removing the dummy after the collision. Illustrates the presence of any fuel leakage from the test vehicle after the collision.





1. Injury Risk (risk of occupant being seriously injured)
The impacts to the head and chest of occupants in the driver's and front passenger's seats of the test vehicles subjected to the collisions in the method described in Chapter 1, item 2 are evaluated. The degree of risk of serious injury to the occupant is divided into 6 ranks. AAA vehicles have the most superior safety performance.

As to the values in the column of occupant injury, "Head: " indicates the head injury value and "Chest: " indicates the chest composite acceleration (G-3m sec.).



The risk of serious injury to both the head and the chest is very low.
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The risk of serious injury to either the head or the chest is very low and the risk of serious injury to other parts of the body is low.
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The risk of serious injury to both the head and the chest is low.
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The risk of serious injury to either the head or the chest is low and there is somewhat of a risk of serious injury to other parts of the body is low.
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There is somewhat of a risk of serious injury to both the head and the chest.
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There is a risk of serious injury to either the head or the chest or to both of them.





2.Door open-ability
 (Illustrates the ease in opening each door after the collision.)
Opened with one hand.(By male adult)

 





3. Rescuability
 (Illustrates the ease in removing the dummy after the collision.)

The dummy was removed using human force without adjusting the seat.

The dummy was removed using human force, by adjusting a seat using a seat slide or similar device.

The dummy was wedged inside the vehicle and was removed using a tool.





4.Fuel leakage after the test 
(Illustrates the presence of any fuel leakage from the test vehicle after the collision.)


The fuel did not leak.


The fuel leaked.