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Latest Euro NCAP safety test scores revealed

Cars from Audi, Hyundai and Ford all get top marks for their standard safety equipment in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests

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2016 Euro NCAP results:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Adult occupant: 98%

Child occupant: 81%

Pedestrian: 69%

Safety assist: 60%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Audi Q2

Adult occupant: 93%

Child occupant: 86%

Pedestrian: 70%

Safety assist: 70%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Ford Edge

Adult occupant: 85%

Child occupant: 76%

Pedestrian: 67%

Safety assist: 89%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Fiat Tipo (standard)

Adult occupant: 82%

Child occupant: 60%

Pedestrian: 62%

Safety assist: 25%

Overall rating: 3 stars


Fiat Tipo (with optional safety pack)

Adult occupant: 82%

Child occupant: 60%

Pedestrian: 62%

Safety assist: 57%

Overall rating: 4 stars


Hyundai Ioniq

Adult occupant: 91%

Child occupant: 80%

Pedestrian: 70%

Safety assist: 82%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Kia Niro (standard)

Adult occupant: 83%

Child occupant: 80%

Pedestrian: 57%

Safety assist: 59%

Overall rating: 4 stars


Kia Niro (with optional safety pack)

Adult occupant: 91%

Child occupant: 80%

Pedestrian: 70%

Safety assist: 81%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Mercedes E-Class

Adult occupant: 95%

Child occupant: 90%

Pedestrian: 77%

Safety assist: 62%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Peugeot 3008

Adult occupant: 86%

Child occupant: 85%

Pedestrian: 67%

Safety assist: 58%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Renault Scenic

Adult occupant: 90%

Child occupant: 82%

Pedestrian: 67%

Safety assist: 59%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Seat Ateca

Adult occupant: 93%

Child occupant: 84%

Pedestrian: 71%

Safety assist: 60%

Overall rating: 5 stars


*Ssangyong Tivoli (standard)

Adult occupant: 74%

Child occupant: 62%

Pedestrian: 55%

Safety assist: 25%

Overall rating: 3 stars


Ssangyong Tivoli (with optional safety pack)

Adult occupant: 82%

Child occupant: 62%

Pedestrian: 65%

Safety assist: 43%

Overall rating: 4 stars


Ssangyong Tivoli XLV (standard)

Adult occupant: 74%

Child occupant: 62%

Pedestrian: 55%

Safety assist: 25%

Overall rating: 3 stars


Ssangyong Tivoli XLV (with optional safety pack)

Adult occupant: 82%

Child occupant: 62%

Pedestrian: 65%

Safety assist: 43%

Overall rating: 4 stars


Subaru Levorg

Adult occupant: 92%

Child occupant: 83%

Pedestrian: 75%

Safety assist: 68%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Suzuki Baleno (standard)

Adult occupant: 80%

Child occupant: 73%

Pedestrian: 65%

Safety assist: 43%

Overall rating: 3 stars


Suzuki Baleno (with optional safety pack)

Adult occupant: 85%

Child occupant: 73%

Pedestrian: 65%

Safety assist: 43%

Overall rating: 4 stars


Suzuki Ignis (standard)

Adult occupant: 79%

Child occupant: 79%

Pedestrian: 67%

Safety assist: 25%

Overall rating: 3 stars


Suzuki Ignis (with optional safety pack)

Adult occupant: 87%

Child occupant: 79%

Pedestrian: 77%

  1. Safety assist: 60%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Toyota Prius

Adult occupant: 92%

Child occupant: 82%

Pedestrian: 77%

Safety assist: 85%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Volkswagen Tiguan

Adult occupant: 96%

Child occupant: 84%

Pedestrian: 72%

Safety assist: 68%

Overall rating: 5 stars


Euro NCAP now operates a system whereby manufacturers can opt to have their cars re-tested with additonal optional safety equipment. For example, the Suzuki Ignis was awarded only three stars in standard form, but when retested with a safety pack that includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is earned a five-star rating.

Underlining the importance of AEB on modern cars is the fact that the Q2, Ioniq and Edge all get it as standard, and wouldn't have been awarded five-star ratigs had it been overlooked.

AEB works by using radar to detect other cars – and in some cases pedestrians as well. If the system detects that a collision is imminent, it can automatically apply the car's brakes, lessening or mitigating the impact.

Consumer group Thatcham Research has urged more vehicle manufacturers to fit AEB as standard on all new cars, rather than providing the technology as an optional extra.

In a What Car? survey earlier this year, we found that almost four times as many new car buyers are choosing connectivity gadgets over safety upgrades such as AEB when buying their new cars. Thatcham says the take-up of optional safety packs in the UK stands at just 3%, and has warned consumers to check carefully whether their car is fitted with AEB when buying.

See more of the Audi Q2 in our video below.

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