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Ford Mustang improves in latest Euro NCAP crash test results

06.07.2017

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of crash test result, with the biggest talking point being the reassessment of the now substantially revised Ford Mustang.

The recipient of a dismal two star rating in January, one of the lowest on record, the addition of Pre-Collision Assist made of Pedestrian Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning, as well as Lane Keeping Assist, automatic airbag deactivation and revised restraint system, has lifted its overall score to three stars with a major improvement being the safety assist category.

While driver and child scores remained unchanged at 72% and 32%, pedestrian safety went up from 68% to 72%, while safety assist shot up from a lowly 16% to 61%. Euro NCAP has however stated that a upshot in child safety could have resulted in a four or five star rating, although it did commend Ford for quickly reacting on its initial findings.

"While a three-star rating is unexceptional, the updates Ford have introduced have not only made Mustang’s safety better in key areas but also show that the company cares about its customers and safety reputation," Euro NCAP Secretary General, Michiel van Ratigen, said in a statement.

Aside from the Mustang, a total of five vehicles were awarded the maximum five stars with the eagerly awaited Alfa Romeo Stelvo scoring an overall driver safety rating of 97%, the highest recorded so far. Others included the Hyundai i30, Opel / Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Arteon.

Somewhat surprisingly, the recently unveiled Honda Civic hatch could only amass four stars despite ratings of 88% for driver protection, 67% for child safety, 75% for pedestrians and 88% for safety assist.

 

Results 

 

Make / Model Rating Adult Child Pedestrian Safety
Assist
Note
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 97% 84% 71% 60%  
Audi Q5 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 93% 86% 70% 70%  
BMW 5-series 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 91% 85% 81% 59%  
Citroën C3 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 88% 49% 53% 27%  
Fiat 500 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 66% 76% 67% 89%  
Fiat Doblo 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 75% 46% 57% 25%  
Ford Ka+ 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 73% 61% 57% 29%  
Ford Mustang 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 72% 32% 64% 16%  
Ford Mustang 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 72% 32% 78% 61% reassessment
Honda Civic 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 88% 67% 75% 88%  
Hyundai i30 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 88% 84% 64% 68%  
Land Rover Discovery 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 90% 80% 75% 73%  
Mini Countryman 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 90% 80% 64% 51%  
Nissan Micra 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 91% 79% 68% 49% Standard 
Nissan Micra 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 87% 79% 79% 72% Safety Pack
Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 93% 85% 78% 69%  
Seat Ibiza 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 95% 77% 76% 60%  
Skoda Kodiaq 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 92% 77% 71% 54%  
Suzuki Swift 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 83% 75% 69% 25% Standard
Suzuki Swift 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 88% 75% 69% 44% Safety Pack
Toyota C-HR 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 95% 77% 76% 78%  
Volkswagen Arteon 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 96% 85% 85% 82%  
Volvo S90 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 95% 80% 76% 93%  
Volvo V90 5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars5 /5 stars 95% 80% 76% 93%  

Article written by Autodealer
06.07.2017
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