7 September 2017

Latest crash test results

In the latest round of crash test results released by the Euro NCAP organisation, six of nine cars tested achieved a 5-star rating, writes Brian Byrne.

They are Ford's Fiesta, Jeep's Compass, Mazda's CX-5, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, Opel's Grandland X and Renault's Koleos.

Opel’s all-electric Ampera-e achieved four stars, while Kia’s supermini Picanto and small-family Rio both got three stars with standard safety equipment but are rated as four and five stars respectively when tested with their optional safety packs.

The testing organisation noted that some cars demonstrated an 'apparent lack of restraint robustness' in side impact testing.

The full report is available here.