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NHTSA NCAP Enforcement Indicant Testing: 1980 Chevrolet Citation Hatchback

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Vehicle:  Chevrolet Citation

NHTSA NCAP Enforcement Indicant Testing: 1980 Chevrolet Citation Hatchback

Reports
New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing: FMVSS Nos. 212, 219 and 301-75 - 4.1MB - 108 pages

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Test Information
Vehicle 1: 1980 Chevrolet Citation
Instrumentation Data
Video
Testing of a 1980 1980 Chevrolet Citation 5-Door Hatchback by Calspan in a report released June 6, 1979.

Test Information

Test No.:1
Contract or Study Title:NEW CAR ASSESSMENTPROGRAM
Test Performer:CALSPAN
Test Reference No.:308T1430
Test Type:FMVSS COMPLIANCE TEST - UNSPECIFIED
Test Configuration:VEHICLE INTO BARRIER
Closing Speed (kph):64.20
Impact Angle (degrees):0
Offset Distance (mm): 
Version No.:1
Test Objectives:TESTING FOR FMVSS NOS.212,219,301-75AND FOR R&D AND ORA
Test Date:6/6/1979
Contract No.:DOT-HS-8-01938
Test Track Surface:CONCRETE
Test Track Condition:DRY
Ambient Temperature (degrees Celsius):23
Type of Recorder:FM TAPE RECORDER
Total No. of Curves:31
Test Commentary:CHEST-Y-RFP-INT.


Vehicle 1: 1980 Chevrolet Citation

Vehicle No.:1
Vehicle Make:CHEVROLET
Vehicle Model:CITATION
Model Year:1980
Engine Type:OTHER
Engine Displacement (liters):2.80
Vehicle Test Weight (Kgrams):1415
Vehicle Length (mm):4488
Vehicle Width (mm):1730
NHTSA Number: 
Body Type:FIVE DOOR HATCHBACK
Vehicle Identification No.:*1X687AT106262
Transmission Type:AUTOMATIC - FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Vehicle Center of Gravity Distance Behind Front Axle (mm):1069
Steering Column Shear Capsule Separation:UNKNOWN
Steering Column Collapse Mechanism:OTHER
Vehicle Modification Indicator:PRODUCTION VEHICLE
Description of Vehicle Modification:212-P,219-F,301-P CRDIST=10.8
Vehicle Speed (kph):64.20
Crabbed Angle (degrees):0
Principal Direction of Force (degrees):0
Bumper Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Sill Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
A-Pillar Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Damage Index (Collision Deformation Classification):12FDEW3
Angle of Moving Test Cart (degrees):0
Vehicle Orientation of Moving Cart (degrees):0
Total Length of Indentation: 
Distance between Center of Damaged area and C.G. Axis (mm): 
Maximum Crush Distance:709
Vehicle Commentary:NO COMMENTS
Damage Profile Distances One:716
Damage Profile Distances Two:716
Damage Profile Distances Three:0
Damage Profile Distances Four:0
Damage Profile Distances Five:0
Damage Profile Distances Six:0
Pre-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column: 
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post: 
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper: 
Pre-test - Length of Engine Block: 
Post-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column: 
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post: 
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper: 
Post-test - Length of Engine Block: 


Instrumentation Data

Download NCAP Test 00001 Instrumentation Data in Altair Binary Format - 16KB
Download NCAP Test 00001 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA EV5 ASCII X-Y format - 2KB
Download NCAP Test 00001 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA ISO_MME format - 4KB
Download NCAP Test 00001 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA UDS-1992 format - 1KB


Video

Duration: 6:39
Download video of NHTSA NCAP Enforcement Indicant Testing: 1980 Chevrolet Citation Hatchback - 474MB


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