Euro NCAP has published fresh safety ratings of four new cars: BMW 1 Series and 3 Series, the Jeep Cherokee and the Peugeot 208.
BMW cars are rated the top 5 Stars, the Jeep and Peugeot vehicles gets 4 Stars.
The 3rd-generation BMW 1 Series (pictured above) with front-wheel drive achieves the highest five-star rating. Its front seats miss a ‘good’ rating for Whiplash protection. So, the score in adult occupant protection is not as high as it could be, and, besides, it does not include the full marks for the AEB City performance.
The new Peugeot 208 drops a star compared to the previous model. The latter had fewer standard safety features, but its crash tests were conducted against less strict requirements in 2012.
The subcompact car gains 5 Stars in all areas, excluding the vulnerable road users protection. Thus, its overall score is 4 Stars only.