Twice five stars, only four

Brussels ( Belgium ), October 1, 2014

After tightening the test criteria early 2014 a five-star result in Euro NCAP Crastests is now more difficult to achieve. Nevertheless, it managed in the new test pass two of three vehicles to reap the dream result.

" Only " four stars for the Cactus

That the Citro├źn C4 Cactus reached only four stars, even the stern testers appears forgivable. Weaknesses were here during the lateral pole impact, in which the protection of the chest was too small. In addition, the simulated pedestrian impact fell on hard A-pillars and the fitting of safety systems was not optimal. Overall, the crash behavior of Cactus but was judged to be worthy of recognition ?? A flop is not.

X - Trail and V - class with maximum star number

The new generation of the Nissan X - Trail and the Viano 's successor, Mercedes V - Class received the maximum number of stars. The X - Trail is also praised for its crash - avoidance technologies. These include an autonomous emergency braking system and a lane departure warning system. The V - Class has a laudable anti - collision system, but since that's not taken into account in the examination of business and family vans, it is not included in the Crash Rating . ( sl )