HEFEI, China. - Friday, May 22nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JAC S3 achieved five stars during the recent C-NCAP crash test with 55.4 points, further proving the hot-selling SUV model’s security and high quality, according to the first-batch C-NCAP evaluation results announced by China Automotive Technology & Research Center on April 23.
A total of 17 models representing 9 domestic automobile brands, 7 joint-venture brands and 1 imported brand, such as Honda VEZEL, SUBARU Outback and Audi A3, participated in the crash test, including five A-class cars, three B-class cars and nine SUVs. All the tested vehicles were purchased by the C-NCAP management center from the market.
In the 100% front impact and 40% offset collision, S3 respectively got 15.65 points and 13.75 points, and its airbags opened in time without any deformation in the passenger compartment structure, fully buffering the front impact force and effectively protecting the occupants' head, breast and legs.
In the side crash test, S3 has achieved an outstanding performance with a full score of 18 points, with no deformation in the highly intensified B-column structure. Besides, the side airbags and side curtain airbags opened normally and promptly, providing full protection to the dummy head and breast.
In the seats’ whiplash test, S3 also passed with a full score off our points. Its seats and headrest provided excellent protection to the dummy neck, reducing the damage to occupants in the rear-end collision.
S3 has rich active and passive security systems, including side airbags, side curtains, ISOFIX, ESC (Electronic Stability Program) and so on, displaying the automobile maker’s dedication to creating value for customers.
JAC launched S3 on line in August 2014, and S3 became compact SUV sales champion within four months. Thanks to positive user feedback, stable quality and “Easy Drive" characteristics, JAC S3 topped the sales list with 53,679 units during the first quarter of 2015.
Following JAC S5 and J4, S3 again achieved five stars in the C-NCAP crash test with a new record-high score, further proving JAC’s second-generation passenger vehicles’ improvement in security design and manufacturing consistency.
About JAC Motors
JAC Motors is an automaker that has developed full-line independent brand vehicles including light, medium and heavy trucks, sedans, MPV, SRV, buses, chassis, engineering machinery, engines, and gearboxes. Based in Hefei, China, the company’s research and development center drives its innovation. JAC also founded China’s first overseas research and development center in Turin, Italy, and a second in Tokyo, Japan.
JAC has been in business for fifty years, and currently produces more than 1,000,000 units and 800,000 engines annually, ranking it among China’s top 10 automakers. Aside from being China’s number one exporter of light trucks for thirteen consecutive years, JAC has also received numerous industry awards and acclaim from organizations throughout China.
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