28 September 2016

Five crash stars for E-Class, 3008

The Mercedes-Benz new generation E-Class has easily achieved a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test regime, substantially going beyond the levels required for the rating, writes Brian Byrne.

In the occupant safety category, the E-Class scored 95pc, against the 80pc cutoff level. For child safety the car was awarded 90pc (75pc), in pedestrian protection it scored 77pc (60pc), and is assistance systems the car garnered 62pc (50pc).

Two ENCAP ‘Advanced’ awards were also made for the Pre-Safe and Attention Assist safety technologies, which are beyond the requirements for 5-star ratings.

The new Peugeot 3008 also achieved 5-star rating in the latest round of tests by ENCAP. It was awarded 86pc for adult occupant protection, 85pc for child occupant protection, 67pc for pedestrian safety and 85pc for safety assist systems.

A month ago, the new Renault Scenic was awarded five stars with 90pc for adult occupant protection, 82pc for child protection, 67pc for pedestrian safety and 59pc for safety assist.

In the same round, Subaru’s Levorg won five stars with 92pc for adult protection, 83pc child, 75pc pedestrian and 68pc for safety assist.

Kia’s Niro small SUV was awarded four stars with standard safety equipment and five with a safety pack installed.

Toyota’s latest Hilux pickup was given three stars in standard trim, and five stars with a safety pack.