Euro NCAP has released the results of its crash test of the new, second-generation Range Rover Evoque, with the luxury crossover scoring a full five stars for safety.

The new Evoque is scheduled to launch in South Africa either late in April or early in May 2019.

The safety authority said the new Evoque had made particularly good progress “in the area of vulnerable road user protection”, thanks largely to the adoption of an active bonnet and autonomous emergency braking (including the ability to detect pedestrians and cyclists).

In the event, the Evoque scored 94 percent for adult occupant protection (the highest score in this area for any Jaguar Land Rover product to date), 87 percent for child occupant protection, 72 percent for vulnerable road users and 73 percent for its safety assistance features.

A right-hand-drive unit in “R Dynamic” specification and fitted with a 2,0-litre turbodiesel was crash-tested by Euro NCAP, although the five-star rating applies to all variants in the European range.

The Citroën C5 Aircross, which is not offered in South Africa, was also tested by Euro NCAP, and likewise scored five stars with an optional safety pack fitted (and four stars without).

Watch the crash-test of the new Evoque in the video below…