• 28-NOV-2012

Euro NCAP Releases Results for 15 Cars: Dacia Budgets on Safety

Euro NCAP has released the results of 15 cars and has rewarded several new advanced driver assistance technology under its Advanced assessment scheme. The cars rated are: Dacia Lodgy, FIAT 500L, Ford Fiesta, Ford Kuga, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mitsubishi Outlander, Opel Mokka, SEAT Leon, the Skoda Rapid and its twin the SEAT Toledo, Subaru Forester, the new Range Rover, Volvo V60 Plug-In-Hybrid and the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf.

All cars have been awarded five starts apart from the Dacia Lodgy, rated as a three star vehicle. Whereas three starts may satisfy Dacia's own limited ambitions, consumers are once again called upon to opt for safety, with plenty of other vehicles in the same category, scoring five stars this year. At a time when several manufacturers are scoring almost full marks in one or more areas of assessment, the Lodgy performed below average in all areas of safety. Available content includes footage, still images and datasheets for all vehicles tested by Euro NCAP.