Safety – the new consideration that everyone has in mind while buying a new car. While Indian automakers like Mahindra and Tata have scored a 5-star rating for multiple cars in the Global NCAP. Apart from Global NCAP, there are multiple associations which test cars for safety. They have different criteria on how they judge cars and assign them a safety rating. One such association is the Euro NCAP. They have been in the headlines recently for testing the Land Rover Defender and the Honda Jazz. Today, let’s clear all your doubts about this safety testing association. Here are 10 most Googled questions about the Euro NCAP.
What does EURO NCAP mean?
Euro NCAP stands for European New Car Assessment Program. This is a European voluntary car safety assessment program. The association delivered their first test result in 1997. It was initially started by Transport Research Laboratory for the UK Department for Transport but was later on backed by the government and the European Union.
Which cars have a 5-star rating?
With the Defender creating much hype about getting a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP, there are more cars which have achieved the same star rating in the latest series of safety tests. The 5-star rated cars testes in 2020 include Isuzu DMAX, Kia Sorento, Honda Jazz, Mazda MX-30, Toyota Yaris and more!
What is NCAP safety rating?
Just like other associations, the Euro NCAP also has some set standard and assign a rating to the cars based on these parameters only. We will not step into the details because the tests are really complex to understand. We just need to know the main things which include that each car that is tested is judged on 4 main criteria: adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist.
Which cars have been tested in the Euro NCAP this year?
While you already know about the LR Defender and the Honda Jazz, here are other cars that the Euro NCAP tested this year- Audi A3, Honda E, Hyundai i10, Kia Sorento, Isuzu D-MAX, Seat Leon, Toyota Yaris, VW ID.3 and Mazda MX-30.
What is the safest car colour?
White! Yes, according to a study, white is known to be the safest car colour while black is known to be the most dangerous one! This is majorly in regards to the night visibility. The darker the colour, the harder it is to spot a car at night. If you have a white coloured car it is more likely to be spotted from a safe distance even in dark surroundings.
What is the highest NCAP Rating?
This car above has scored 99% in the adult occupant protection which is the highest category scored ever achieved by a car un the Euro NCAP. The Mazda CX30 shares its safety technology with Mazda 3 hatchback and therefore has been able to get such a good score in the test results.
What are the deadliest cars according to Euro NCAP?
Starting the list with the Jeep Wrangler. It scored a mere 1-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test. Other unsafe cars according to the Euro tests include Fiat Panda, Fiat Punto, Ford Mustang, Lancia Ypsilon and other models which are now discontinued or have had a generation change.
Which is the safest small family car according to Euro NCAP?
According to the 2018 Euro NCAP test results, the Mercedes Benz A-Class has turned out to be the safest small family car. With a 5-star safety rating, this car scored great in every aspect of the safety test.
Which Toyota is the safest?
Considering that Camry has already scored good in crash tests, it has a variety of safety features on board which makes it even safer for the occupants. On the other hand, Toyota is already known for its reliability and comfort making this car a complete package.
These were the 9 most Googled questions on the Euro NCAP crash tests. We hope we were able to clear all your doubts regarding the safety testing assessment program. If you have any other questions, just let us know in the comments section below and we will definitely sort it out!