The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Although dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and front passenger, structures in the dashboard were thought to present a risk to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. There was considerable deformation in driver's footwell area, with tearing of the metal in places. The car was penalised for this collapse, resulting in the protection of the driver's feet and ankles being rated as poor. In the side barrier test, the car scored maximum points, all body areas being well protected. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection of the driver's chest. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.