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The Best in Class of 2018

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Euro NCAP announces its annual ‘Best in Class’ winners today and three of the vehicles tested in 2018 have achieved the coveted award[1].  The Mercedes-Benz A‑Class, the stand out performer amongst Small Family Cars and this year’s overall best result; the Lexus ES, the best all-round performer in the Large Family Car category; and the Hyundai NEXO the best of the Large Off-Roaders[2]. The Lexus ES also claimed Euro NCAP’s new award for best performing hybrid or electric car in the 2018 season of safety testing. Euro NCAP Secretary General Michiel van Ratingen said, “In 2018 we introduced tough new tests, with a particular…

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Volvo and Ford keep pace with Euro NCAP’s safety challenge

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Today, Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of two new cars. Both Volvo’s new small off-roader, the XC40, and the latest version of Ford’s small family car, the Focus, achieve a maximum five-star rating. The XC40 scored 97 percent for adult occupant protection, putting it amongst the top five cars for this aspect of safety tested by Euro NCAP in the last three years[1]. But it is in the area of active safety and Vulnerable Road User protection that both cars impress most. Both XC40 and the Focus are equipped with an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system that detects cyclists…

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered

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Today, Euro NCAP publishes the safety ratings of eight new vehicles, among which four have made their first appearance on the market this year: the X-Class​, the luxury pick-up by Mercedes-Benz; the F-Pace’s smaller brother, the Jaguar E-Pace​; the new DS brand's flagship car, the DS 7 Crossback​; and the all-electric Citroën e-Mehari​.  Also released are the ratings for the new generation Porsche Cayenne​, the BMW X3​, the Subaru XV​ and its partner, the Impreza​. Finally, Euro NCAP has re-tested the Honda Civic​ published earlier this year, after the company introduced improvements to the rear seat restraint on the in-production vehicle. All cars achieve a maximum five-star rating except for the…

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Euro NCAP Launches Road Map 2025 In Pursuit of Vision Zero

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Since its establishment in 1997, Euro NCAP has been the catalyst for significant and sustained advances in automotive safety. Our independent crash tests and continuously evolving assessment protocols have given consumers the knowledge they needed to help choose safety and an estimated 76 thousand lives have been saved in the EU as a result. Today, during our 20th Anniversary celebrations, Euro NCAP launches its Road Map 2025, setting out for the first time the programme’s priorities for the mobility and technological revolution the auto industry is just beginning to experience. Our objective is to offer clarity and confidence to motoring…

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Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

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Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars.  The MINI Countryman and Škoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating.  Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack[1].  The Suzuki Swift is rated as three stars as standard and four stars with the optional safety equipment. All cars reach the five star levels for adult occupant protection, child protection and pedestrian protection.  The differences come in the fitment of advanced driver assistance systems.  The Škoda Kodiaq is equipped as standard with an AEB system that detects pedestrians as well as…

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Euro NCAP Marks 20th Anniversary of Life-Saving Crash Tests

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Euro NCAP crash tests helped save more than 78,000 lives since 1997. Cars now ‘safest ever’ after Euro NCAP crashes 1,800 cars in tests costing 160 million Euro since 1997. Euro NCAP continues to test the newest safety innovations including cyclist-sensing auto-brake technology. MORE than 78,000 lives (1) have been saved since Euro NCAP’s tough crash safety tests were launched 20 years ago this week. Today, Euro NCAP reveals it has published over 630 safety ratings, crash-tested some 1,800 cars and collectively spent over 160 million Euro (2) to make cars safer. The first tests exposed safety failings in top-selling…

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Best in Class Cars of 2016

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Brussels, 14 December 2016 - In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles and today announces some of the year’s highlights.  Three cars are awarded ‘Best in Class’: the Toyota Prius​ in the ‘Large Family Car’ category; the Hyundai Ioniq​ in the ‘Small Family Car’ category; and the VW Tiguan​ is the best ‘Small Off-Roader’ of 2016*. 2016 saw the introduction of some significant changes to Euro NCAP’s ratings scheme.  The inclusion of tests for pedestrian-detecting autobrake systems drove a huge increase in fitment of this life-saving technology, mostly as standard equipment but also as an option. The Toyota Prius, winner in…

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Latest Euro NCAP safety ratings: top marks for Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008

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Brussels, 28 September 2016 - The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008recently underwent Euro NCAP safety tests. Both cars received a five star rating.   The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with AEB across the range, and after rigorous safety testing gets the maximum five star Euro NCAP rating. The Peugeot 3008 also gets a five star rating. This small off-road has a speed assistance system and lane departure warning as standard, while AEB is available as an option. Detailed results and crash test pictures of the two cars are published on our website. All videos are available on our YouTube channel and the Newsroom for…

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Top of the Stops – AEB Makes an Impact

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Brussels, 22 June 2016 - Three new models recently launched by European manufacturers have been independently tested for safety by Euro NCAP. The Alfa Romeo Giulia, the SEAT Ateca and the VW Tiguan all reached five stars with safety equipment which is fitted as standard throughout the European Union. From the beginning of this year, Euro NCAP applies a Dual Rating scheme where the default rating issued is based on standard safety equipment available throughout the range. Manufacturers may apply for a second rating, showing the additional safety provided by an optional pack, however, the Giulia, Ateca and Tiguan come with superior standard…

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Euro NCAP Premieres First Rating with Pedestrian Detection

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Brussels, 20 April – The Toyota Prius is the first car to have undergone Euro NCAP’s newest test of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology for pedestrians. By including this test as part of the safety rating, Euro NCAP takes the lead world-wide in encouraging advanced crash avoidance technology for all cars. Also released today is the Suzuki Baleno with the first dual rating. The latest generation Autonomous Emergency Braking systems are not only able to detect vehicles ahead but also in more challenging situations where pedestrians are at risk of being run over. By braking the car automatically, the system helps to avoid or…

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