These Cars Received Full Marks In Latest Euro Safety Tests

Wed 22nd May 2019

A new raft of cars have passed the Euro NCAP ratings with flying colours, ensuring safe drives for adults and children.

In what was the car safety organisation’s third round of crash test results a total of seven cars received the five star rating. Audi’s e-tron has been catching the eye of critics and motorists since been launched and has now got the Euro NCAP seal of approval, scoring 91 per cent for adult and 85 per cent for child safety. Audi’s EV was joined in the list of seven by two further electric hybrids, the Lexus UX and Toyota Rav4, both of which coming from essentially the same stable receiving almost identical scores.

There was great news for Mazda, with their 3 hatchback becoming only the fourth car ever to achieve 98 per cent in the adult occupancy sector, putting it in the company of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, and Volvo’s V40 and XC60. Volkswagen almost joined the highest echelon, but just missed out with a score of 97 per cent.

The other cars to receive top marks were the Renault Clio and Toyota Corolla with Euro NCAP’s secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen delighted by the standard overall: “It is encouraging to see that all manufacturers did well, regardless of type of powertrain or class of vehicle tested.

“New cars on the market continue to offer more advanced technology as standard, systems that were not even considered an option a few years ago.

“Vehicle manufacturers must respond on all levels to consumers’ expectations, but adding more safety is often challenged by market conditions. Despite this, we see the latest state-of-the-art safety technology being made standard on many of Europe’s best-selling family cars.”