Euro NCAP has released safety ratings for six new vehicles, including the new Mercedes-Benz GLE and new B-Class.
The four other cars – the five-star Tesla Model 3 and Škoda Scala plus the four-star Kia Ceed and DS3 Crossback – are currently not offered in (or explicitly planned for) South Africa.
Both the GLE and the B-Class scored five stars, representing Mercedes-Benz’s tenth and eleventh straight top ratings since 2014.
Euro NCAP crash tested a left-hand-drive GLE350d 4Matic (in AMG Line guise), with the large SUV scoring 91 percent for adult occupancy safety, 90 percent for child safety, 78 percent for vulnerable road users and 78 percent for its standard safety assistance features.
The safety authority also evaluated a left-hand-drive B180, which scored 96 percent for adult occupancy safety, 90 percent for child safety, 78 percent for vulnerable road users and 75 percent for its standard safety assistance features.
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