Euro NCAP 'shocked' by poor results

01 February 2007

  • Voyager earns one star for occupant safety
  • Three other cars tested earn at least four
  • Voyager will be replaced by model in early 2008


Euro NCAP has slammed Chrysler for a poor performance in the latest round of its crash tests.

The MPV had originally been given two stars for occupant protection in 1999 when the maximum possible score was four. Now Euro NCAP has now struck through its result leaving it with one-out-of-five.

As other recent MPVs like the Ford S-Max have earnt five-out-of-five for their performance, Euro NCAP chairman Claes Tingvall said: 'I find it shocking that, in seven years, this manufacturer has not been able to improve the safety of this MPV - a car that is clearly targeting families.

'I do hope that Chrysler intends to show a greater commitment to safety in the future.'

The Voyager, which will be replaced by an all-new model in early 2008, won four out of four stars for child protection, but was given none for its inability to minimise injuries to pedestrians in a collision.

Other cars in the last round of results include the Chevrolet Captiva, Volkswagen Eos and Volvo C30.

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