The latest crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP have seen all but one car gain a top five-star rating.
But the safety body is warning that many manufacturers are not ready for a toughening up of the tests coming next year.Read more >
Nissan’s LEAF has become the first electric car to earn a top five star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.
The five-door hatch is the big winner in the latest tests involving six new cars, though Euro NCAP is also praising the safety technologies on the new Ford Focus.Read more >
Europe’s leading motoring safety body Euro NCAP has revealed the cars that performed best – and worst – in its crash tests conducted during 2010.
Of the 29 vehicles crash-tested over the year the unwanted prizes of worst performers went to the Citroen Nemo, which clocked up three stars, and the Landwind CV9, the first Chinese car tested and scoring only two stars.Read more >
Safety body EuroNCAP has crash-tested its first Chinese-manufactured car – and given it a poor two star rating. The Landwind CV9, a mid-sized MPV, spearheads the Chinese brand’s return to the European market after a failed attempt in 2005 when its X6 SUV scored no stars in crash tests by Germany’s ADAC. Landwind said that [...]Read more >
Jaguar has vowed to learn from the findings of the latest EuroNCAP crash tests, after the Jaguar XF gained only four stars. Top level five star ratings have become almost routine in today’s industry, and XF rivals, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, have both previously earned five stars. EuroNCAP’s side impact test, however, [...]Read more >
Chinese car manufacturer Geely has suffered a major setback to its global expansion plans by finishing last in a crash-test. The Geely CK saloon scored no stars in the 40mph frontal impact test during the first Latin NCAP crash test programme, run on similar lines to the EuroNCAP tests that are regarded as a standard [...]Read more >
Consumers in Latin America and the Caribbean will now be able to compare the safety performance of new cars from leading global brands. The launch of Latin NCAP has taken place on 18th October 2010 simultaneously in Montevideo, Uruguay and São Paolo, Brazil. On this day, the new association released test results of nine cars [...]Read more >