EuroNCAP: New Results

Brussels (Belgium), 13. December 2017

15 cars: The European testing organization EuroNCAP has tested in December 2017, as many vehicles as never before to a crash test. It was not only about the performance of new models, but also to the qualities of face gelifteter series. As a result, stands out from the crowd. At the same time as the very best rating of five stars from the presence of certain assistance, systems. An emergency braking system for automatic intra - and extra-urban, which can detect pedestrians as well as a speed limiter and a lane-keeping assistant.

Only three stars for the Dacia Duster

Among the fresh models which have received five stars, the highest rating, the Hyundai Kona, the Kia Stinger, the BMW 6 series GT and the Jaguar F-Pace. Five star can also back up the Kia Stonic, however, only with optional security package. Only a blind spot Warner, the new Dacia Duster can be thrown into the mix, so he has to make do with three stars. The same applies in the UK popular MG ZS, a small SUV.

More security with a Facelift?

By using Facelifts, respectively, model revisions remain some of the vehicles on the market for long and have not been crashed. To provide customers with a comparison to new competitors, EuroNCAP hazards now such cars on the wall. The Toyota Yaris surprised with five stars, while the other candidates according to 2017er-drop rules to three stars. This is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max, the Opel Karl, the DS 3 and the Toyota Aygo. The latter delivers with optional safety package even four stars.

Disaster for the Fiat Punto

The performance of the Fiat Punto, after twelve years, still virtually unchanged on the German market, shows the progress in terms of safety. The Punto is wearing the unflattering title of "the first Zero-star car in EuroNCAP". How the? Now, the scoring system of the EuroNCAP calls for a star, that the vehicle in question must be reached in all four of the criteria of a minimum number of points. In the areas of occupant safety for adults and children, as well as the pedestrian protection in the Punto section so that it would have been enough for two stars. The crux of the Chapter assistance systems for accident prevention is: Here is the Punto only has a seat belt warning, which is why there were no points for it. For this reason, Euro NCAP advises you to take a look at the latest results and to decide for vehicles with five stars.(rh)