• 23-NOV-2011

Euro NCAP Releases New Tests: Chinese Manufacturers Invest in Safety

Euro NCAP's fifth and last launch of 2011 presents the results for fourteen new cars. Six models achieved four stars: two Chinese newcomers, Geely Emgrand EC7 and MG6, and the Fiat Panda, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jaguar XF and the EV Renault Fluence ZE. The Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Rio, Mercedes-Benz B-Class and C-Class Coupe, the Range Rover Evoque, Subaru XV, VW Beetle and VW up! were all awarded the top safety rating of five stars. The VW up!'s five star rating is applied also to its VW-group cousins, the Seat Mii and the Skoda Citigo. As part of Euro NCAP Advanced's mission to reward advanced systems, the safety organization has assessed a number of new technologies offered on recently tested models. Rewards are given to safety innovations for which the car maker has demonstrated significant safety benefits for consumers. Available content includes videos, still images and datasheets for all cars tested.