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.


RELATED POSTS

2015 Ford F-150 revealed - gets EcoBoost power, up to 317kg lighter than its predecessor
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake caught for the first time
Peugeot Exalt hybrid concept revealed ahead of Beijing debut
Watch Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III break the EV record at Pikes Peak
New flagship Cadillac goes into production in late 2015, to be built in Detroit
2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift comes with 189bhp
Porsche Cayman GT4 revealed with 911 Carrera S and GT3 components
Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6 Concept by Kahn Design looks ready for some serious o...
New Vauxhall Maloo LSA gets power-boost with VXR8 GTS-based, supercharged engine
Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo camper van is ready for adventures
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept previews the performance of the future
What to look for on a test drive
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,