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Seven Earn the Highest Rating in Latest Safety Tests

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Today, Euro NCAP publishes the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen T-Roc’s smaller brother the T-Cross and the hybrid Lexus UX.  Euro NCAP also releases the results of the new Mazda 3, the Renault Clio V, and the latest Toyota Corolla and RAV4.  All seven cars achieved the maximum five-star rating against the latest test requirements. As more and more new energy vehicles are entering on the market, four vehicles of the batch were tested as other than petrol or diesel variants.  Audi’s new 4x4 was assessed as full electric and…

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SMALL HIGH RIDERS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS

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After the three large off-roaders tested in February, Euro NCAP today releases the safety ratings of two smaller SUV’s: the new Citroën C5 Aircross and the Range Rover Evoque. The C5 Aircross is the latest addition to Citroën‘s Aircross family of crossover compact SUV’s and replaces the C4 Aircross which stopped production in 2017.  The C5 Aircross offers most safety equipment as standard, including a forward-looking camera to enable driver assist functions, and has achieved 4 stars in Euro NCAP safety tests.  The rating increases to 5 stars with the optional Safety+ Pack that adds a radar sensor to the camera to enhance…

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH … Honda, Mercedes-Benz and SEAT Off-Roaders get Top Marks for Safety

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Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of three large off-roaders: the Honda CR-V, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the  SEAT Tarraco. All three cars get a maximum five-star rating against Euro NCAP’s tough 2019 requirements. The new SEAT Tarraco shares Volkswagen’s MQB platform with the Škoda Kodiaq, rated as five-stars by Euro NCAP in 2017. Against the more stringent protocols of 2019, the Tarraco’s five-star rating is even more impressive and its score of 97 percent in adult occupant protection is amongst the best achieved by a car in this category. The previous-generation Honda CR-V was tested as a diesel in 2013. In a sign of the times,…

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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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