Haval H6 rolled three times in safety test
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.
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.