Repair costs


The IAG Research Centre bumper tests are conducted using a new international standard bumper test from RCAR
The test uses a standardised bumper beam that is 100mm tall with a flexible, energy absorbing cover that replicates a real vehicle bumper system. A backplate which is 200mm tall is fitted to the top surface of the bumper barrier; 25mm behind the front face. This represents the rear structure above the bumper of the vehicle being crashed into.
The tests are run at 10 km/h. The frontal bumper test is conducted with the bumper barrier height set to 455mm from the ground and the rear bumper test to 405mm from the ground. This is to allow for front end dive that occurs during braking.

 

VehicleFrontal test repair costsFrontal repair cost (% of RRP)Rear test repair costRear repair cost (% of RRP)Total repair costTotal repair cost (% of RRP)Purchase Price (S)

Holden Barina

$1,405

7.8%

$1,168

6.5%

$2,574

14.3%

$17,990

Nissan Micra

$3,311

19.5%

$2,745

16.2%

$6,056

35.6%

$16,990

Ford Fiesta

$4,784

22.8%

$4,066

19.4%

$8,850

42.4%

$20,990
Suzuki Swift

$4,198

22.8%

$4,730

25.7%

$8,929

48.6%

$18,390

Volkswagen Polo

$6,658

31.0%

$4,379

20.4%

$11,037

51.4%

$21,490
Hyundai i20

$5,750

33.8%

$3,281

19.3%

$9,031

53.2% $16,990
Mazda 2

$6,641

34.3%

$4,679

24.2%

$11,320

58.5%

$19,340
Honda Jazz

$6,098

30.8%

$7,655

38.7%

$13,754

69.5% $19,790
Toyota Yaris $6,584 34.7% $6,855 36.1%

$13,440

70.8% $18,990


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