• 23-JAN-2013

Euro NCAP is Announcing 2012 Top Choices for Safety and Recommended Vehicles in their Class

Best in Class 2012
In 2012, Euro NCAP published the results for 36 vehicles available on the European market. Six five-star vehicles performed highly in each of the four individual marking criteria: adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist systems. The best in class of 2012, recommended for their outstanding safety performance are:

Renault Clio – Supermini
Volvo V40 – Small Family
BMW 3 Series – Large Family
FIAT 500L and Ford B-MAX – Small MPV
Ford Kuga – Small Off-Road 4x4
Hyundai Santa Fe - Large Off-Road 4x4
Ford transit – Business and Family Vans

The FIAT 500L and Ford B-MAX are sharing the Best in Class honour in the Small MPV category. The Volvo V40 reached the highest combined score of any car previously tested by Euro NCAP. Whilst 26 five-star cars were released, one model achieved four stars and 8 received three stars. Last year's underperformers were the Jeep Compass and Renault Trafic, each of which was only able to score two stars against the latest set of requirements.