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Interesting they said it had failed side impact crash testing - the first I heard of this - find it hard to believe.
 

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have you heard of any modifications to the US version to increase crash worthiness? (other than the extra carpeting on the door sills)
 

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ivan1 said:
have you heard of any modifications to the US version to increase crash worthiness? (other than the extra carpeting on the door sills)
I can't recall, but I think it's a safe assumption that some of the extra weight in the Fed car is side impact protection.
 

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Note that they don't say it failed side crash TESTING, but rather, failed side crash STANDARDS. I believe it is a legal requirement to have side impact beams in the doors, which would most likely have been left out of any non–US model if at all possible, to keep the weight down.
 
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