Euro NCAP’s fifth and last launch of 2011 presents the results for 14 new cars, with the MG6, Jaguar XF scoring four stars. But the Range Rover Evoque stole the show brilliantly for the Brits by scoring a full five stars straight out of the box.
The MG6’s four star rating is a creditable result for the UK assembled Chinese hatchback – a solid first effort that matches what Rover achieved with the 75 (albeit under less tough testing conditions) back in 1999. EuroNCAP stated that this reflected the Chinese manufacturers’ desire to improve the safety record, with Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General, saying: ‘These results mark a milestone for the Chinese automotive industry. It is a clear sign that Chinese car makers are building on recent experiences and rapidly investing in better vehicle safety. Even with the upcoming increased demands, five stars are expected to be within reach soon.’
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. Ford is rewarded for its Driver Alert and Forward Alert systems on the Focus, making the car the first that offers four rewarded technologies. Mercedes-Benz is rewarded for Attention Assist and Collision Prevention Assist, Opel for Adaptive Forward Lighting and Volkswagen for City Emergency Brake.
Details on these results can now be found on the EuroNCAP website.
Jaguar XF (MY 2012) crash video
MG6 crash video
Range Rover Evoque crash video
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