The committee of the European New Car Assessment Programme, Euro NCAP, has published the latest ratings. Ten vehicles were assessed to round off the outgoing year 2019.
4 of 10 cars, subcompact ones, are awarded with three stars only: the Skoda Citigo, SEAT Mii, Volkswagen up!, Airways U5.
The Golf is the second Volkswagen’s model after the Sharan tested by Euro NCAP that suffers a rare today door opening in a side impact crash test. The automaker believes a standard automatic door-locking function on the Golf should prevent such door-opening in real-world accidents.
The siblings – Skoda Citigo, SEAT Mii, Volkswagen up! – lose two stars compared to their previous rating in 2011. The AEB (automatic emergency braking) system does not come standard any more, and in vain, as the tests showed.
The new Ford Puma performed excellent, getting high marks in all categories. So, it enters the market as one of the safest choices in its segment.
The MG ZS EV and MG HS from SAIC Motor got 5 Stars each. They impressed with good safety equipment list and performance and proved to be alternatives for European, Japanese and Korean models.
It is the first year when Euro NCAP tests at once three Chinese models. The all-electric Aiways U5 startup was less fortunate than the MG ZS EV and MG HS and earned 3 Stars only.
The SUV failed the side impact tests and missed out on points for the pedestrian and cyclist functionality. Aiways hopes to re-submit the model for further evaluation and make it the safest mid-size SUV in 2020.
The new Nissan Juke unsurprisingly got a top rating.
With the 5-Star top rating ,the large Audi Q8 SUV matches the Q7 tested two weeks before.
Read the detals here: https://www.euroncap.com/en