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Originally Posted by Tiggerz_SRi View Post
the espace and my gal do have reinforced rears ans small cruple zones. The enrgy is meant to go throught the chassis in a rear end shunt.

But in a focus or astra meganne hit by a lorry and bye bye rear passengers or MANY small family cars!

30+ Tonnes VS anything, There will be ONE WINNER!
I beileve one advantage of an Espace, well the latest shape anyway, is that the curtain airbags protect the third row of passagers: these seats are not protected in many people carriers, e.g. Renault Scenic.

It is also interesting that NCAP do not appear to test for rear end shunts.
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