Haval H6 rolled three times in safety test

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

ON Oc­to­ber 13, the most rig­or­ous open rollover test for a Chi­nese SUV was car­ried out in the Real Car Col­li­sion Lab­o­ra­tory of the China Au­to­mo­tive Tech­nol­ogy and Re­search Cen­tre (CATARC) in Tian­jin for the first time.

The test stan­dards are more rig­or­ous and ad­vanced than those in Europe and the United States, with a faster ini­tial rollover speed of 50 km/h and in­creas­ing mass with one more dummy added, re­sult­ing in a more in­tense rollover.

The test be­comes more com­pre­hen­sive with an­other H3 5% dummy (Short adult fe­male fig­ure) added on the pas­sen­ger seat. In this way, it is pos­si­ble to as­sess the safety per­for­mance of the au­to­mo­bile for pas­sen­gers of dif­fer­ent body types and lo­ca­tions.

A new Haval H6 with panoramic sun­roof, one of the most pop­u­lar in the Chi­nese mar­ket, was se­lected for the test.

At the test site, the H6 was pushed at a speed of 49,8 km/h by the rolling ma­chine, and then it rolled for three and a half rounds on the as­phalt con­crete pave­ment spe­cially laid.

Although it is widely thought that a sun­roof is re­garded as a weak­ness by low­er­ing body strength, the high strength steel body of the New Haval H6 with laser weld­ing tech­nol­ogy re­mained com­plete in the test.

Doors stay closed and no vis­i­ble crush or bend­ing is found in the A/pil­lar and B/pil­lar. As to the res­cue work af­ter rollover, all the doors of the New Haval H6 can be opened with­out has­sle.

The con­straint sys­tem is not locked, the seat belt can be opened nor­mally, and there is no sign of fuel tank leak­age, which pre­vents a fire risk af­ter rollover.

The data col­lected from the dummy showed prob­a­bil­ity the head and neck dam­age to the driver is 0,3% and 5,3% re­spec­tively, while those for the as­sis­tant driver are 0,3% and 6,9%. The risk is low, prov­ing that the new Haval H6 is ef­fec­tive in pro­tect­ing its pas­sen­gers.

GWM said in de­sign­ing the new Haval H6, over 5 000 vir­tual sim­u­la­tion analy­ses have been con­ducted, which have helped the new Haval H6 to reach the goal of safety per­for­mance in the first round model col­li­sion test. — WR.

PHOTO: QUICKPIC

China se­lected Great Wall Mo­tors’ new Haval H6 with a sun­roof for its new, rig­or­ous roll-over safety test. Af­ter the ve­hi­cle bounced and rolled three times on a tarred surace, all the doors opened and the test dum­mies had lit­tle dam­age.

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