Euro NCAP Results Breakdown (Videos)

Euro NCAP crash tests are used to rate cars in four areas: adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist, which scores items like seatbelt warnings and speed limiters. Test cars are given a score between zero and five, the latter representing top marks.

You needn’t be worried about the safety of small cars, as the results bought some top scores for such contenders. The MINI Countryman, the Citroen C4 and the Audi A1 all received five star ratings. The full list went like this…

Five stars:

Audi A1
Citroen C4
Ford C-Max
Ford Grand C-Max
Hyundai ix35
Kia Sportage
Kia Venga
MINI Countryman
Vauxhall Meriva
VW Passat
VW Sharan

Four Stars:

Jaguar XF
Nissan Micra
VW Amorak

Two Stars:

Landwind CV9

What befell the last car, the Chinese Landwind CV9? This first-timer in a Euro NCAP test lacked electronic stability control and side airbags. It could have been worse, though. The very first Chinese stab at the European market was taken by the Landwind X6, a Sports Utility Vehicle. In 2005, this car underwent German ADAC crash tests, only be declared unsafe. Why? Because a driver suffering a head on collision in it at a mere 40 mph would be killed.


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