30 November 2016

Three top performers in EuroNCAP tests

Three cars achieved a 5-star rating in the last round of Euro ENCAP crash tests for 2016, writes Brian Byrne.

They are the Ford Edge, the Audi Q2 and the Hyundai Ioniq, each of which achieved the maximum score with standard equipment.

The SsangYong Tivoli (below) and its longer sibling the XLV each received a base 3-star rating with standard equipment, and four stars when tested with their optional safety pack.

Suzuki’s new Ignis was awarded a 3-star rating when tested with its standard equipment and reached a 5-star rating when tested with a safety pack.

The dual rating scheme helps small manufacturers where price positioning doesn’t allow for advanced technologies to be standard equipment.

(All photos © Euro NCAP.)