Euro NCAP has published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles in the latest round of crash tests. Interestingly, each of the seven scored the full five stars.
The Audi E-tron, Volkswagen T-Cross, Lexus UX, Mazda3, Renault Clio, Toyota Corolla hatchback and Toyota RAV4 all achieved the maximum rating under the latest test requirements.
"It is encouraging to see that all manufacturers did well, regardless of type of powertrain or class of vehicle tested,” said Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP.
“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,” he said.
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